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Sunday, May 20
 

6:00pm

ISAR Consulting Skills Training
ISAR’s Consulting Skills Training is a required component of the ISAR Certification Program. The training is a 2½ day intensive, designed to give astrologers listening and empathy skills that facilitate the astrologer-client relationship. It is primarily experiential, emphasizing role-playing exercises that teach empathic communication, reflection, paraphrasing and active listening. Integrated with the basic principles of chart interpretation, these skills enable astrologers to make with their clients’ consultations more personal and meaningful.

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Sunday May 20, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Monday, May 21
 

9:00am

ISAR Consulting Skills Training
ISAR’s Consulting Skills Training is a required component of the ISAR Certification Program. The training is a 2½ day intensive, designed to give astrologers listening and empathy skills that facilitate the astrologer-client relationship. It is primarily experiential, emphasizing role-playing exercises that teach empathic communication, reflection, paraphrasing and active listening. Integrated with the basic principles of chart interpretation, these skills enable astrologers to make with their clients’ consultations more personal and meaningful.

Register

Monday May 21, 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
TBA
 
Tuesday, May 22
 

9:00am

ISAR Consulting Skills Training
ISAR’s Consulting Skills Training is a required component of the ISAR Certification Program. The training is a 2½ day intensive, designed to give astrologers listening and empathy skills that facilitate the astrologer-client relationship. It is primarily experiential, emphasizing role-playing exercises that teach empathic communication, reflection, paraphrasing and active listening. Integrated with the basic principles of chart interpretation, these skills enable astrologers to make with their clients’ consultations more personal and meaningful.

Register

Tuesday May 22, 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, May 23
 

9:00am

ACVA - The Facets of Vedic Astrology (Jyotish) Systems and Methods
Join us as we learn about systems unique to Jyotish with established and respected astrologers: Christina Collins, Sam Geppi, Dennis Harness, Charlotte Benson, Gary Gomes and Shoba Mohan.  We'll journey into Dasa and Yogas, Nakshatra Dieties, Kuta in Relationship Compatibility, Propitiation and Remedial Measures, Upayas, Gemstones and Mantras for each planet. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn about Nama Nakshatra!  

$45.00 register

Wednesday May 23, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

9:00am

NCGR – Cyber Tools for Astrologers
Learn from practicing astrologers how to command the best of cyber tools for your own use.  In one day, Ramya Krishnamurty and Nadia Smirnova-Mierau will teach participants about online office products, audiovisual interactive tools, and social media uses.  Specifically, Krishnamurty will teach a morning session about the Google Suite of products, plus PowerPoint presentation development, and creating manageable Excel worksheets. After a lunch break, Krishnamurty focuses on the practical use of webinars, including how to record sessions and analyzing features of various providers. Smirnova-Mierau leads next session addressing the effective uses of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, websites, calendars and email campaigns.  For more details and to register, http://bit.ly/2pnKikC 

Full day - $90
Session 1 - $55; session 2 - $30; session 3 - $30 register

Wednesday May 23, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

9:00am

NCGR-PAA Certification Preparation
NCGR-PAA - Professional Astrologers Alliance, is offering two pre-conference workshops on the basic astrological calculations required for PAA certification. Meira Epstein, CA, NCGR-PAA, will teach both workshops. The morning workshop (9 am – 12:30 pm) will cover Level-I: Natal Chart Calculations. You will learn to calculate a complete natal chart (Houses & Planets) which includes understanding time zones, using a calculator, the atlases, the table of houses, and a midnight ephemeris of planetary positions. The afternoon workshop (2:00pm – 5:00 pm) will cover Level-II forecasting calculations: secondary progressions and solar arc directions. Details and registration information about these two workshops can be found on the PAA-NCGR website www.astrologersalliance.org. See website for pricing information.

Wednesday May 23, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

9:30am

ISAR - Ethics Awareness Workshop
The ISAR Ethics Awareness workshop is the cornerstone of the ISAR certification program for its members. This enlightening workshop is also valuable for non-ISAR members – for anyone who aspires to practice or teach astrology. The first step to becoming a credible professional astrologer is to become aware of ethical issues confronting professional astrologers, such as “citing references and sources versus plagiarism, “ “client confidentiality,” “social or sexual relationship with clients,” “discriminatory versus non-discrimination issues and attitudes with colleagues and clients,” and many others.

$45 Register

Wednesday May 23, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
TBA

9:30am

AFA - Research Approaches for Astrology Projects
Participating founders of the AFA, Ernest and Catherine Grant, left a trust to support research in astrology. You are therefore invited to this day-long interactive workshop which will present approaches and guidelines for planning astrological research projects. It will be facilitated by association members Robert Currey, Dr. Benjamin Dykes, Demetra George, and Dr. William Morris. They will provide an initial overview of quantitative and qualitative research models, scholarly, and hybrid approaches to investigate astrological questions. You will receive help in formulating your ideas into a research question and selecting the relevant research methods. Further explorations include: distinguishing exploratory from actual research, literature reviews, research tools, software demos, structure and planning of your project, abstract design, and presentation. Lunch is included with registration fee. Will Morris has 37 years of clinical experience using medical astrology. He will present on politics of evidence, paradigms of inquiry and qualitative methods with attention to ethics and human subjects review. Robert Currey is a consultant astrologer specializing in Astro*Carto*Graphy. He was among the first to program astrological software. In 1989, he started the Astrology Shop in central London – which is still a major center today. Nowadays, his main interest is research and he’s had 5 peer reviewed papers published. He is science editor for the Astrology News Service. Benjamin Dykes is a prolific translator of Latin and Arabic astrological texts, and will discuss topics such as paleography, bibliographies, manuscript transmission, and other issues in understanding the meaning of astrological terms and practices in ancient and medieval cultures. Demetra George has taught the history of ancient astrology at Kepler College and the University of Oregon. She will discuss how to do scholarly research, including the use of primary sources to track the development and transmission of astrological doctrines through various cultural eras.

$35.00 register

Wednesday May 23, 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm
TBA

10:00am

AFAN - Different Road, Same Destination? Comparing Astrological Approaches
There are various astrological traditions to choose from when practicing our craft, with origins from around the world. How do these different types of astrology differ in their approach to the chart and what kinds of things about ourselves and the world can they tell us? How do practitioners from some of these different branches actually prepare for and conduct consultations? Please join us as a variety of astrologers present unique snapshots behind the scenes of their consulting room, showing their approach to interpreting charts and discussing them with clients.

$40

Wednesday May 23, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Registration Open
Wednesday May 23, 2018 1:00pm - 6:00pm
5th Floor Booth

2:00pm

The Great Debate: “Is Prediction Killing Astrology?”
 Is there a role for “prediction” in professional astrology, or does prediction actually harm the professionalism of astrology and astrologers? What exactly is prediction? Does it dis-empowering the client while empowering the astrologer at the client’s expense? Are there other words or ways to frame this part of our work that astrologers perform? “Probability versus inevitability” via astrological practices, or is the whole idea “a fool’s errand?” Hear some of the top astrologers in the world discuss and debate this highly-charged topic, with the purpose of creating awareness - and possibly a consensus - on the role of the astrologer addressing the issue of future events.

Free

Wednesday May 23, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, May 24
 

1:00pm

Astrological Aspects
There is an additional charge for all pre & post conference workshops. See add-on form to add these to your registration.

Aspects weave the chart together, so we must remember that all aspects are about integration. Let’s replace the outdated notion of “good aspects and bad ones” with a more sophisticated understanding. Steven will focus on the most energetic and critical aspects—the conjunction, sextile, square, trine, and opposition. But we will also spend some time with the fascinating and underrated quincunx and the magical, creative quintile, as well as a few others.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Forrest

Steven Forrest

Steven Forrest is the author of several astrological bestsellers including, THE INNER SKY, YESTERDAY’S SKY, and most recently THE BOOK OF NEPTUNE. He travels worldwide to teach his brand of choice-centered evolutionary astrology—an astrology which integrates free will, ground... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Belmont Room

1:00pm

Dealing with Difficult Chart Combinations
There is an additional charge for all pre & post conference workshops. See add-on form to add these to your registration.

According to ancient philosophy nothing in the chart is inherently malefic. Every planet, house and aspect has a high side even when we experience them with difficulty. It is our reaction to the energies presented in the chart that determines which side we manifest. This workshop will present ways of raising the level by which we experience these energies using understanding coming to us from ancient philosophy and spirituality, both Eastern and Western.

Speakers
avatar for Robert S Hand

Robert S Hand

Dr. Robert Hand has been called the Father of 21st Century Astrology. His theoretical work and client practice spans the greater part of 60 years. He holds memberships in the History of Science Society, the American Historical Association, ISAR and NCGR. Dr. Hand is a Patron of T... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Los Angeles Room

1:00pm

Financial Astrology: From Macro to Micro
There is an additional charge for all pre & post conference workshops. See add-on form to add these to your registration.

Assessing whether or not to invest in various assets requires several steps. First we look at the larger, macro cycles, then move into more specifics. Georgia Stathis, an investor and astrologer, walks you through various ways in which she confronts these tasks, first by looking at general cycles, and then moving into some of the techniques she uses. After those presentations, she uses specific examples showing how to incorporate the information. (I prefer this workshop)

Speakers
avatar for Georgia Stathis

Georgia Stathis

Georgia Stathis (www.starcycles.com ), Business Astrologer has a B.S. degree, M.B.A. degree since 1977! Wrote Business Astrology 101 and contributes to various publications such as OPA's, The Professional Astrologer-2016. Faculty member of Kepler College, MAYO School of Astrology... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Miami Room

1:00pm

The ABCs of Jyothir Vastu - Better your Health, Relationships and Happiness
There is an additional charge for all pre & post conference workshops. See add-on form to add these to your registration.

Jyothisha personifies Time as Kala Purusha while Vastu personifies Space as Vastu Purusha.. Both these sciences work hand in glove. Jyotisha is a Vedanga - limb of the Vedas while Vastu is a Upaveda - minor Veda. We teach you Rasi based orientation, landscaping, balancing the primary elements and to relate your horoscope with the directions using the Vastu Shastra Peeta Mandala to enhance you health, better your relationships and give you financial happiness too.

Speakers
avatar for Bangalore Niranjan Babu

Bangalore Niranjan Babu

Niranjan Babu is an international consultant in Vastu and the son of Dr. B. V. Raman, one of the greatest scholars of Jyotisha. He is the author of several international best seller books in English and several regional languages of India. He is a Vastu advisor for well-known tem... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sheffield Room

1:00pm

The Predictive Power of Eclipses & Lunar Nodes: How they Affect You & Your World
There is an additional charge for all pre & post conference workshops. See add-on form to add these to your registration.

Eclipses and Lunar Nodes are the best predictors of natal/mundane events from ancient to modern times. Starting by reviewing eclipse/nodal cycles, we zero in on summer 2018 eclipses--7/13, 7/27, and 8/11--how they affect the world and your chart. We review each house where they fall, when they're activated and much more. Case studies of life-changing events will be looked at to show how precise they can be. (Applies to Western and Eastern astrology.) 

Speakers
avatar for Ronnie Gale Dreyer

Ronnie Gale Dreyer

Ronnie Gale Dreyer is an internationally-known consultant, lecturer, and teacher based in NYC. She conducts monthly webinars, has written numerous books including Venus, Healing Signs, and Vedic Astrology and co-authored, with Nick Campion, a chapter in Religious Transformation i... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Armitage Room

1:00pm

Trickster's Astrological Mystery School Renaissance Council
There is an additional charge for all pre & post conference workshops. See add-on form to add these to your registration.

Long before there were humans - there was Trickster, who with a bolt of sizzling lightning sets the whole shebang going, sizzles through time and space, through flora and fauna, into each one of our psyches, awaiting invitational animation - now! Journeying through inquisitions and imprisoning orthodoxies, it has become an ingenious excapade artist. So in this Council we honor and cultivate each planet, that we may be its liberating agent in the collective.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey

Caroline W Casey, founder of Coyote Network News, an astro*mytho*politico news service; on-line Trickster Training Councils, personal astro-consulting since 1970,;Weaver-of-Context for The Visionary Activist Radio Show, astrologically framed radio: critique and solution, for 22 y... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Grace Room

7:00pm

 
Friday, May 25
 

8:00am

Registration & Hospitality
Friday May 25, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
5th Floor Booth

8:30am

Announcements and Raffle
Friday May 25, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Market Place

9:00am

Electing Decent Business Charts
When setting up a business chart, what do you do? Do you just step into the process blindly, or do you have a plan that saves you and your client time and money? This lecture features some key components leading to an optimum outcome. Like any other thing in life, you have to have a structure in which to work, fully aware that everything isn't perfect, either. Georgia Stathis, practicing since 1977, walks you through this process.

Speakers
avatar for Georgia Stathis

Georgia Stathis

Georgia Stathis (www.starcycles.com ), Business Astrologer has a B.S. degree, M.B.A. degree since 1977! Wrote Business Astrology 101 and contributes to various publications such as OPA's, The Professional Astrologer-2016. Faculty member of Kepler College, MAYO School of Astrology... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Solar Arc Directions: An Interactive Session
Using some charts from the audience, Frank will demonstrate how Solar Arcs are among the most powerful and reliable of astrological measurements. He’ll show how to pinpoint landmark periods in your life, then he’ll work with some horoscopes from the audience to spot, define and articulate a range of Directions that will (hopefully!) amaze everyone with their simplicity and accuracy. If you want to enhance your forecasting skills, this is the talk to come to!

Speakers
avatar for Frank Clifford

Frank Clifford

Frank Clifford has built an eclectic career in astrology as: the writer of a dozen books; a consultant astrologer; a researcher of birth data; and an international lecturer who runs the London School of Astrology. Frank publishes astrology books through his Flare imprint, has gue... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Basics of Astro*Carto*Graphy
Where do your start when you look at a world map with all the planetary lines drawn on it? At first it seems complicated, but with a little guidance, it’s actually easy to read. If you are interested in adding a new technique to your astrological repertoire, this is the talk for you!

Speakers
avatar for Susie Cox

Susie Cox

Susie Cox has been a professional astrologer since 1971, during which time she has interpreted over 47,000 charts. She worked as Master Astrologer at Canyon Ranch Health Spa for 32 years. Susie teaches Chart Interpretation at Kepler College, lectures internationally, is a daily b... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Introduction to Financial Astrology and Market Timing
An introduction the art of market timing, combining the study of market cycles with planetary cycles, to accurately identify turning points in financial markets. Financial markets are not “random” as many people think. They move in fairly well-defined rhythms. If you know where you are within that cycle, you will also know what investment or trading strategy to employ, and when to anticipate changes of trend, aided by the use of geocosmic studies.

Speakers
avatar for Raymond Merriman

Raymond Merriman

Financial astrologer, market timer, and author of several books, including five volume series titled “The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing” (1997-2011), “Evolutionary Astrology: Journey of the Soul Through the Horoscope (1977),” and “The Solar Return Book of Predict... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Saturn as a Cohesive Power and Its Transits Through the Houses
Saturn is called a 'major malefic star' because it acts with extreme and severe coldness. But if it were not for the coldness of Saturn, nothing would have solidified in this realm of growth and decay. Saturn is a cohesive power that helps to bring form and substance to our lives. This lecture aims to introduce this ancient, but new to us, aspect of Saturn by using its transits through the houses.

Speakers
avatar for Baris Ilhan

Baris Ilhan

Baris Ilhan, C.A., NCGR is one of the leading astrologers in Turkey since 1993. Owns a publishing house and an astrology school: “Ilhan Astrology Institute”. Teaches, writes, lectures regularly. A researcher on Ottoman and Islamic astrology. Member of NCGR, ISAR, AFA, AFAN, A... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Night and Day
Light plays a huge role in chart delineation. The Hellenistic traditions made the matter a central part of their work with their focus on Sect, but for all of us unfamiliar with ancient concepts, the matter of light provides a unique understanding of behaviors when ruled by the Moon or the Sun.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Hable Dimino

Monica Hable Dimino

Monica Hable Dimino is a professional astrologer based in Boston since 1988, after spending 30 years abroad in Venezuela. She is a registered nurse with graduate studies in education at NYU, who also taught at the Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a certified Gestalt therapist... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Body Speaks Its Mind
What you think, you are – and nowhere is this truer than in the body. Just how closely our symptoms and sensations mirror our inner lives can often be breath-taking. As astrology teaches us that body, mind and spirit are connected in one seamless whole, it gives us the perfect tool for identifying those beliefs, ideas and feelings at the root of ill-health – and for changing them for the better.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Ridder-Patrick

Jane Ridder-Patrick

Jane has trained as a pharmacist, naturopath, herbalist, psychotherapist and historian and writes, consults and lectures on astrology, its history and present-day psychological and medical applications in the UK and internationally. Her practice is in Edinburgh, where she also te... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Jupiter-Saturn Cycles and Mundane Charts in Medieval Astrology
How were the stars and planets used to manage history and politics? The study of 'Revolutions', or mundane astrology, was frequently key to the management of the medieval state. This talk will look at some of the key methods and assumptions which astrologers used to predict the future and, hopefully, live in harmony with cosmic cycles. We will also explore a couple of enigmatic horoscopes cast to examine the futures of two English Kings.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Campion

Nicholas Campion

Nicholas Campion is Programme Director of the distance-learning Masters Degree in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. His books include the two volume 'A History of Western Astrology', 'The New Age in the Modern West: Counter-Culture... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Lilith
Lilith represents the desire and force to live in equality between women and men and not be dominated by an authority in which we don´t believe. When Lilith is emphasized in the natal chart, the person lives out Lilith’s energy strongly. Because the four astrological Lilith's (Dark Moon, Black Moon, Asteroid 1181 and Algol) share the Lilith Myth, they have similar characteristics, however, many times it is possible to differentiate how each one works.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Escalante-Ochoa

Monica Escalante-Ochoa

Monica Escalante-Ochoa is a Mexican astrologer with a NCGR-PAA Level IV certification. She is president and founder of the AstroMexico Chapter. Monica has been a practicing astrologer since 1996, being a national and international lecturer and teacher. She has written astrologica... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Making the Most of Minor Aspects
Over centuries, minor aspects have been added to the basic Ptolemaic set of conjunction, opposition, square, trine, and sextile. Modern astrologers now use semi-sextiles and quincunxes. What do these and other minor aspects (5ths, 7ths, 9ths, 11ths) mean, both symbolically and practically? Theory (numerology and harmonics) and charts of famous people will help you understand and use them in your charts.

Speakers
avatar for Priscilla  Costello

Priscilla Costello

Priscilla, M.A., Dipl. CAAE, is a counselling astrologer, speaker and writer with a professional practice spanning over 35 years. She has spoken widely in Canada and the U.S., at numerous conferences sponsored by NCGR, AFA, SOTA, and at previous UACs. Founder and Director of The... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Dharma Chart / Karma Chart
Traditional astrological charts represent the circumstances in which we find ourselves in this life, our Karma. Beneath our personality (or Karma) is our Dharma archetype, who we really are. Using the traditional astrological chart of our life circumstances (Karma Chart) and combining it with the 400-year old astronomy chart (Dharma Chart) provides an easy-to-learn method for triangulating the two charts to come up with a 3D or stereo view of our karma and our dharma.

Speakers
avatar for Michael  Erlewine

Michael Erlewine

I have practice astrology of 50 years, was the first person to program astrology on home computers and make it available to astrologers. Received Regulus Award. Published dozens of books and hundreds of articles. Created largest astrological library. Practice Tibetan and Chinese... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Aries Ingress: Prophecies of the Mundane Astrologer
Mundane astrology — or, the astrology of the world — was anciently held to be astrology’s pinnacle and most noble application. Employing techniques like the assessment of Saturn/Jupiter conjunctions, comets and eclipses, and Aries ingresses, and this branch is quite distinct and unique. This talk explores the historical approach to annual Aries ingresses and the techniques astrologers applied to these charts to forecast the future for their respective king and country.

Speakers
avatar for Wade Caves

Wade Caves

Wade Caves is an astrological consultant, speaker and educator specializing in horary, electional and classical astrological technique. Wade was certified with honors from the Mayo School of Astrology, and is well versed in both traditional and modern psychological methods of cha... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Examining Our Attractions and Desires: Relationships on the Venus Star
Using the Venus Star, an exciting new technique in astrology, we will look at relationship connections in an entirely unique way. There are three types of relationships on the Venus Star. Find out which ones you are involved in by exploring the Star of Venus and the Venus Star Points to reveal the most essential points of magnetic attraction between Self and others. Demonstrated through visual aids, examples of well-known pairs.

Speakers
avatar for Arielle Guttman

Arielle Guttman

Arielle began her astrological studies in 1974 and has since authored five books in the field. Her latest, Venus Star Rising: A New Cosmology for the 21st Century, has aroused much interest in the astrological field. Arielle has lectured around the world for various astrological... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Master of the Nativity
One of the most mysterious and complicated doctrines in Hellenistic astrology is the technique for finding the overall ruler of the birth chart, called the Master of the Nativity. We will explore some of the different methods for finding this important ruler, as well as debates about the application of the technique and what it could be used for, which ranged from determining the length of life to identifying the guardian spirit.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Brennan

Chris Brennan

Chris Brennan is a professional astrologer from Denver, Colorado. He was educated at Kepler College, focusing on cross-cultural comparisons between the astrological traditions. He is the former President of the Association for Young Astrologers, and the former Research Director o... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Isolated Moon & Its Emotional Instability
How does the Moon become isolated? This is known as Kemadruma Yoga. It occurs when the Moon does not have planets either side of it. This makes for an isolated personality, a person who feels alone even in a crowd. They can be very individualistic and detached too. Komilla will discuss how the yoga is formed, what the cancellations are, and most importantly, how to deal with the loneliness and emotional instability.

Speakers
avatar for Komilla Sutton

Komilla Sutton

Bio Komilla Sutton is an internationally renowned consultant, teacher & lecturer. Her Academy teaches online study programs. She is the co-Founder & Chair of the British Association of Vedic Astrology, has been leading trips to India since 1999 and sponsoring Vedic Astrology Conf... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Is the Consultation Space Sacred?
Where do astrologers go when they read a chart? A sacred place? An insightful place? What are the benefits of being in such a space? How do we return from there? This lecture explores the phenomenon of the consultation space as described by astrologers I interviewed in 2015-16, all of whom have twenty-five years or more experience as professional astrologers.

Speakers
avatar for Darrelyn Gunzburg

Darrelyn Gunzburg

Darrelyn Gunzburg (PhD, BA Hons) is a consulting, teaching astrologer and co-principal of Astro Logos Ltd. Astrological publications: Life After Grief: An Astrological Guide to Dealing with Loss (2004), AstroGraphology, the hidden link between your horoscope and your handwriting... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Light and Shadow of Mercury in the Secondary Progressed Chart
The changeable nature of Mercury is found in its synodic cycle and its shifts between being direct and retrograde. The meaning of Mercury’s cycles will be applied to the secondary progressed chart, where Mercury’s movement across a lifetime demarcates vital periods of personal development. Gray will explain how to interpret the shift of progressed Mercury from being direct to retrograde and vice versa, and what to pay attention to in relation to the natal chart.

Speakers
avatar for Gray Crawford

Gray Crawford

Gray Crawford is a practicing astrologer living in Olympia, Washington. Gray draws from diverse astrological influences including Dane Rudhyar, Evolutionary Astrology, Hellenistic Astrology and the Hermetic Arts. Gray synthesizes astrological approaches with an archetypal underst... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Symmetrical Forecasting Tools
Whether you want to determine the general trends for a year or focus in on daily transits, the tools of Symmetrical Astrology will add a powerful component to your astrological work. These include solar arc and transits on the 90 degree dial, graphic ephemerides, solstice charts, the Prime Meridian of the Year and the Prime Meridian of the Day.

Speakers
avatar for Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

UAC Advisor
Madalyn Hillis-Dineen has taught, lectured and practiced Uranian (Symmetrical Astrology) techniques for more than 30 years; she is also a certified Astro*Carto*Graphy interpreter and is a CA NCGR-PAA. Madalyn joined Astrolabe Software in 1994 and is their VP of Sales and Marketin... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Pick Winning Stocks and Sectors for 2018 and Beyond
Learn how to pick the winning stocks for the coming year and how to determine the best sectors for 2018. Using fundamental, technical and planetary cycle analysis we can find the best stocks in those favored sectors. What signatures in IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) indicate a "monster" stock? Example: Priceline (PCLN) steadily moving up in price to over $1400US. Buying and selling strategies are as important as finding the right stock. 

Speakers
avatar for Grace Morris

Grace Morris

Planning Committee
Grace K. Morris, M.S., NCGR-PAA, ISAR C.A.P., LPMAFA, timing/trends specialist, president of Astro Economics, Inc. publishes two newsletters, the Astro Economics Stock Market Newsletter and The Right Time and founder of the World Conference of Astro Economics. Morris' latest book... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Great Conjunctions and their Entwining Cycles:
As outer planets perform their cyclic dance, some historical periods shift more dramatically than others. Is this such a period and if so, when will we be given a period to assimilate these changes and process new frames of reference? We must take note of clients born under these dramatic configurations, what role they play either as facilitators or recipients. This is a fascinating study of our present paradigm shift and potential upcoming reprieve.

Speakers
avatar for Chris  McRae

Chris McRae

Chris has been a consultant, teacher, author, lecturer since 1970, lecturing at major astrological conferences and conducting workshops throughout the world including Russia, Europe, UK, South Africa, Israel, Australia, China. She has an international clientele. ISAR Board Vice-P... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

How to Work with the Moon
The Moon is exceptionally important in Electional astrology: how it is placed by sign, house and aspect (as well as some ‘sensitive’ degrees) will have a significant bearing on the outcome of the undertaking. This program will provide some guidelines from experiences and observations of more than 40 years of astrological practice, plus include some advice from mentors of yet a previous generation of astrologers!

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avatar for Christine Arens

Christine Arens

Christine Arens is certified as both a Professional and Teaching astrologer through AFA, and as an NCGR-PAA Level-III. After serving 21 years as President of Chicago’s Friends of Astrology, she was named President Emeritus. She is currently a Board member of AFA and Kepler, as... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Astrological DNA -- Ayurvedic and Medical Astrology
Christina will cover the drekkanas (similar to decanates) and the planets that reside within those 36 divisions. Which planets bring about the disease process as they travel through specific houses. We will cover the conditions existing in the chart that bring disease and when it will likely occur. Also the conditions that can improve a chart and nullify the potential disease process.

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avatar for Christina Collins

Christina Collins

Vachaspati Christina Collins began her 61 years of sidereal astrological studies with her grandfather in 1955 at the age of 7, incorporating the Vedic system 45 years ago in 1971. Founding Board member of ACVA, she works both as a consultant and researcher, with 8 honorary titles... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Trash Astrology: The History of Pop Astrology in America from Colonial to Modern Times
We roll our eyes at sun sign columns, Sextrology, and Kabbalascopes but these are more than necessary evils. This lecture focuses on astrological literature that was produced for the mass market rather than for “serious” astrologers. It traces the history of Astrology in America from Era Pater to Zolar to Linda Goodman to 21st century apps. Trash astrology not only helped popularize psychology, Eastern thought, and feminism in America, it kept Astrology from becoming extinct.

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Christopher Renstrom

Christopher Renstrom is the creator of Rulingplanets.com, a subscription-based Astrology website adapted from his book Ruling Planets published by HarperCollins. Renstrom writes daily horoscopes for The San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com. Exclusive astrologer for Patti Stange... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Hold it, Burn it, Hoard it, Spend: Money Archetypes in Astrology
Beyond the financial houses in the birth chart, our relationship with money tends to run along mythic tracks, We may be hoarders or profligates, misers or risk takers, Most of us work for money but it ends up working on us, psychologically and spiritually. Saturn and Jupiter describe the two extremes of fear and generosity that ricochet from abundance to lack. This talk will examine the way soul works through money in our lives.

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avatar for Lynn Bell

Lynn Bell

Lynn Bell is an author, speaker and consulting astrologer with many years of in-depth client work, and a profound interest in the effects of psyche on people’s lives. She teaches for the CPA and the LSA in London online for MISPA and Astrology University, and has spoken at most... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Special Signatures in the Natal Chart
Learn quick and easy ways to identify a dominant planet or aspect in a birth chart. What special signatures can the planets provide? Discover how to incorporate house rulerships and traditional tips into natal work. Explore the practical and symbolic links between birth chart features and personality. Take a deeper look at special signatures in a chart, including the most important planet(s) and aspect(s) to better understand what makes someone tick.

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avatar for Kelly Surtees

Kelly Surtees

Kelly is a professional astrologer who shares her passion for astrology through client consults, teaching and writing. With more than 16 years in private practice, Kelly is experienced, friendly and insightful. Kelly is passionate about predictive astrology and loves using tradit... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Co-Creative Manifestation
Co-creation is the ability to attract and manifest what you want in your life by joining forces with a higher power, (of your choice), residing in the invisible, spiritual realm. I will present the dos and don’ts of composing a Sacred Contract reflecting your heart’s desire and the method for establishing communication and receiving guidance.

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Mary Shea

Mary Shea,, (AKA Mary Juno), M.A. Counseling Psychology, is an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and counselor. A life-long student of astrology and mysticism, Mary integrates spiritual principles with astrological and psychological concepts to foster personal growth, g... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Identifying Revolutionary Trends
When most astrologers predicted Hillary Clinton as winner of the U.S. Presidency in Nov. 2016, using both East & Western techniques and classical rules, it didn’t turn out as planned. We examine why the astrology didn’t work the way it normally works and how revolutionary planetary patterns shatter the usual rules. By analyzing these patterns and those of other revolutionary events, we learn to see exceptions to the rules, like Brexit and populism unleashed.

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avatar for Edith Hathaway

Edith Hathaway

Edith Hathaway is an international consultant in practice since 1980, author, teacher, and lecturer of Vedic astrology. Among her many awards and certifications: NCGR’s Level IV (Consulting Astrologer, 1989), Jim Lewis’s Master AstroCartoGrapher, 1988, plus numerous awards fr... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Soulmates or Cellmates?: Saturn in Synastry
Talk of soulmates conjures romantic visions of gentle, idealistic, and unquestioning devotion. But maybe soulmates are designed to help us do the very hard work of becoming better versions of ourselves. That’s when it’s time to talk about another “s” word: Saturn. Saturn connections between two charts offer a clear roadmap to identifying the work we have to do together—and a cautionary tale against letting self-improvement take all the fun out of love.

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April Kent

April Elliott Kent has been a professional astrologer since 1991. She is the author of Astrological Transits (Fair Winds Press 2015), The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology (Alpha/Penguin 2011), and Star Guide to Weddings (Llewellyn 2008). Her writing has also appeared in The... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Fortune & Spirit – The Hidden Ascendant and the Invisible 10th House
A simple yet powerful principle from the treasures of the Hellenistic legacy: The places to look when you are unable to identify career, success, or good partnership in the common chart view. The places where you are lucky in material and spiritual fortune.

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Meira Epstein

Meira Epstein, C.A., NCGR-PAA, is a professional certified astrologer, a teacher on the NY-NCGR faculty, and a speaker at international conferences. Teacher for the NCGR Online Education Program - comprehensive preparation and mastery for the PAA Certification. Publications: Tran... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Lakshmi & the 8 Types Of Wealth: Investing from Your Chart
Wealth is more than material comfort. It includes health, success , courage, friendliness, skills and talents, dignity and memory of one’s Divine nature.   Barry will examine these qualities of Lakshmi in people’s charts and also bring in his experience doing  astrological trading profiles to see if there is successful trading and investing in your charts.  Discussion of transits, dashas, yogi points, Part of Fortune, Tarabla  will be discussed to access your trading and investment profile.

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avatar for Barry Rosen

Barry Rosen

Barry Rosen has been a financial astrologer for Fortucast Commodity Market Timers since 1987  & a professional astrologer at www.appliedvedicastrology.com.   He also has been involved in teaching yoga, and meditation for over 43 years and practices Jaimini astrology  about the soul's... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
TBA

1:00pm

Free Lunch Lectures
Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

2:30pm

Gathering Accurate Company Data
You want to do a chart for a Company (Entity is a better word) listed on a US Stock Exchange. For this you need Incorporation data, and/or First Trade data. But –where can you find that? Is what is in the Financial News accurate? Good Luck there! I have over 40 years’ experience locating accurate company information.

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avatar for Michael Munkasey

Michael Munkasey

Michael Munkasey is a world-renowned astrological counselor, researcher and teacher, who has been awarded many professional astrology certifications. He has lectured on astrology internationally, written hundreds of articles and letters, and appeared on many radio and television... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Diachronicity and the Developmental Age Method
Diachronicity entails a meaningful coincidence between events from different stages that are expressions of the same planetary aspect. If houses represent developmental stages of specific duration, and planets in houses signal when that planetary process will be most acute, then aspects show connections between planetary periods. Learn how traumatic experiences from an earlier developmental level are unconsciously recreated at a later stage in order to be solved by virtue of the higher-level perspective.

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avatar for Glenn Perry

Glenn Perry

Glenn Perry, Ph.D. is a professional astrologer and licensed psychotherapist in East Hampton, Connecticut. Dr. Perry currently serves as program director and lead faculty at the Academy of AstroPsychology, an online school that offers courses and training in psychological astrolo... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Location, Location, Location: Finding Love in All the Right (or Wrong) Places
Beginning with a brief intro to Astro*Carto*Graphy (a form of locational astrology), Ronnie, a longtime certified A*C*G practitioner, will show how location and transits can uncannily predict whether a relationship will succeed or fail. There will be numerous examples of famous couples and clients who found love in the right time and place, and others whose relationships were doomed to fail, leading to insights and techniques you can apply to your own life.

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Ronnie Gale Dreyer

Ronnie Gale Dreyer is an internationally-known consultant, lecturer, and teacher based in NYC. She conducts monthly webinars, has written numerous books including Venus, Healing Signs, and Vedic Astrology and co-authored, with Nick Campion, a chapter in Religious Transformation i... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

The Saturn/Pluto-Cycle of Boom and Bust and the Reset of 2020
The natural correlation between the Saturn/Pluto-Cycle and phases of economic expansion - from conjunction to opposition - or contraction - from opposition to conjunction - is well observable during the 20th century. Heading for the next conjunction in 2020 the effect of Central Banks interventions on the unfolding of the cycle has to be considered. There is however reason to believe that economy and stock markets will reach a low around the conjunction of 2020.

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avatar for Claude Weiss

Claude Weiss

Claude Weiss is an engineer by profession and has practised astrology for 50 years. He is President of Astrodata Ltd. and author of eight astrology books. He is publisher of the astrological magazine Astrologie Heute and Co-President of SFER, a well known Astrology school in Swit... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Three Episodes of Our Lives: The 3rd, 7th and the 40th Days of the Moon
The significance of several numbers and their relation to geometry are well-known in many cultures. Helenistic texts mention a different method of forecasting life periods depending on the 3rd, 7th and 40th days of the natal chart. In numerous charts, I witnessed that these derivative charts correspond to specific conditions of our younger, mature and old-age years. In this talk, we are going to go over several life stories introducing this fascinating technique.

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avatar for Hakan Kirkoglu

Hakan Kirkoglu

R. Hakan Kırkoğlu has been a leading figure of Astrology in Turkey as a consultant, teacher and writer. (D.F.Astrol.S and ISAR CAP) Lectured internationally in UK, USA, Australia, Poland and Serbia, He especially combines ancient techniques with contemporary issues. He was mund... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Astrology, Alchemy, Magic and the Four Elements
The original Hermetic paradigm consisted of three deeply inter-related sister arts, which are meant to be understood and practiced together. By reviewing some history and fundamental classical concepts such as qualities and temperament, we can understand an archetypal process and cycle of transformation illustrated in the ancient mandala known as the "square of opposites." Together these provide potent tools with which to arm our students and clients in their quests to manifest their spiritual potentials.

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avatar for Gary Caton

Gary Caton

Gary P Caton is an eclectic astrologer, successfully combining elements of traditional/visual techniques, classical horoscopy and modern astrology over the last 23 years. A true veteran speaker, Gary tours the circuit, presenting for 41 different organizations in 21 states, 4 cou... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Psychophysical Astrology: Dr. Hammer´s Theory Applied to Astrological Solar Arc Directions
All emotional crises that deeply impact our lives determine -at the very moment they happen- the organ, system or part of the body that will receive that impact during the following years to come. If we can identify the energies involved in the natal chart, we will be able to guide the client in the understanding of the symptom.

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avatar for Claudia Rizzi

Claudia Rizzi

Astrologer – Counselor – Author Early introduced in the deep study of Astrology since 1979, Claudia is a full-time Astrological Counselor. ISAR C.A.P. (2005) and Psychological Counselor (1993) with an International Certificate in Group Therapy Techniques for Adolescents in Cr... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Ascensional Times: from Babylon to the Abbasids
This lecture will explain the meaning and uses of ascensional times, ways of measuring how fast the signs rise and how to make natal predictions with them. Ben Dykes will emphasize what kind of worldview they imply, and explain how ascensions work astronomically and in ancient map-making, in distributions (a kind of primary direction), in symbolic predictions by Valens, and the quick calculation of solar return Ascendants.

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avatar for Benjamin Dykes

Benjamin Dykes

Dr. Benjamin Dykes is a leading traditional astrologer and translator who earned his PhD in philosophy and taught philosophy courses at universities in Illinois and Minnesota. He recently published Astrology of the World Vols. 1-2 and Traditional Astrology for Today. In 2016-17 h... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Planetary Interiority: Hillman and the Archetypal Psyche
James Hillman’s writings provide an invaluable foundation for understanding the bridge between psychology and astrology. Yet Hillman’s theoretical frame and mythopoetic perspective are rarely mentioned in astrological circles, despite the rich opportunity for cross-fertilization his work offers. This presentation explores these fertile possibilities by introducing the four movements (personifying, psychologizing, pathologizing, dehumanizing) of Hillman’s groundbreaking opus Re-Visioning Psychology (1974) and their significance in the formation of an archetypal astrology.

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avatar for Safron Rossi

Safron Rossi

Safron Rossi, Ph.D., is Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies program. She is the former Curator of the Joseph Campbell and James Hillman collections at Opus Archives. Her writing and studies focus on Greek mythology, archetypal psychology... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

The Heart of Mars: Introducing the Mars Phases
It's time for a new vision of fiery Mars that both includes his rich, ancient understandings and transcends his 'evildoer' reputation. Introducing the 13 PHASES OF MARS, a complete system for delineating Mars both personally and societally! Discover the Good, the True and, yes, the Beautiful Mars. This lecture presents a true synergy between Mars on the chart and Mars in the sky through each of his phases with the Sun and with the Moon.

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avatar for Adam Gainsburg

Adam Gainsburg

Adam Gainsburg is an author, teacher and consulting astrologer. His Soulsign Astrology illuminates the sentient interface of astrology and astronomy through his private practice and leading-edge classes. He emphasizes direct experience of our natal Sky+Chart to make astrology int... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Evolution and Soul-Making – Pluto in Transit
Pluto transits and particularly transiting Pluto square natal Pluto, evoke critical evolutionary junctures that can trigger karma; repressed traumas; soul wounds and shadow. Sharing case studies from 20+ years in Past and Present life Regression, Astrology and Shamanic practice, Patricia will illustrate these dynamics and share tips for counseling them, and for conspiring with evolution, for individuals and the Pluto generations. She will also touch upon the upcoming ‘collective initiation’ (Pluto Return) in the USA’s chart.

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avatar for Patricia Walsh

Patricia Walsh

Patricia is a certified Deep Memory Process (DMP) regression practitioner and Chief Trainer for Dr. Roger Woolger’s Institute of Deep Memory Process® (since 2002). She is also a certified Evolutionary Astrologer from the Jeffrey Wolf Green School of Evolutionary Astrology (200... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

When the Whole World Goes South, the Unthinkable Happens
Between October 2016 and October 2018, Pluto in Capricorn crosses its own South Node. During the rise of Hitler and the crash of the Stock Market, Pluto crossed its North Node and tipped the balance of all world alliances and economies. Here's the real kicker: it slams into your private life as well. And what about your money?

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avatar for Michael Lutin

Michael Lutin

Author: SATURN SIGNS, MADE IN HEAVEN, CHILDHOOD RISING, SUNSHINES: THE ASTROLOGY OF BEING HAPPY Trained in communicative psychoanalytic psychotherapy Playwright (with Bob Lewinger/Doug Morton): PARDON MY PLUTO, I WAS NOSTRADAMUS' GIRLFRIEND, WHAT GOD SAYS GOES, GONE WITH THE WIND... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

From Biological Roots to Foster Parents: Adopted Children
What factors are found in the chart of an adopted child? How to interpret the charts of children whose parents are not the biological ones? The objective of this quantitative research is to determine the influence of planets of the natal and of conception charts, with the inclusion of Chiron, asteroid Child (4580), and asteroid Amalthea (113). The 78 charts to be analyzed are from Astrodatabank, (51 A-rated and 27 AA-rated).

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avatar for Ana Andrade

Ana Andrade

Ana Andrade is Peruvian astrologer based in Lima, Peru. She is graduated and postgraduated from the Fundacion Centro Astrologico de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ana is CAP – ISAR. She had published in the NCGR Research Journal and, as co-author, in the Journal of Research of the AFA and in the ISAR Journal. Ana was speaker in the 48th Annual Conference of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, and in the Astrological Lodge of London... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Hellenistic Aspects and Trauma
Similar to a court of law, in Hellenistic astrology planets witness and testify before a judgment is rendered about the life of an individual. Discover how the evocative vocabulary of witnessing, testimony, casting and hurling rays, overcoming, flowing forth, enclosure, maltreatment, bonification, and spear-bearing clarify and deepen your interpretations of planetary aspects. In the process, learn how to identify the signature of trauma in the life as revealed by aspect patterns in the birth chart.

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avatar for Demetra George

Demetra George

Demetra George, M.A., looks to classical antiquity for inspiration in her pioneering work in mythic archetypal astrology, traditional techniques, and translations from ancient Greek. She is the author of Astrology For Yourself, Asteroid Goddesses, Mysteries of the Dark Moon, Find... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Subtle Qualities of the Houses
Beyond the traditional attributes of the 12 bhavas (Jyotish houses), the astrological houses reveal how we are connected through time, to earthly matters. What is the rationale behind some of the classical associations of the houses? How does a person evolve based on which houses are activated over time? We take a look at directional strength, occupation of houses, bhavat bhavam, and the potential motivation that houses provide.

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avatar for Charlotte Benson

Charlotte Benson

Charlotte Benson (Jyoti Devi) bio Charlotte has practiced Astrology, full-time, as a credentialed (PMAFA, NCGR, ISAR, AFAN, ACVA) professional for well over 40 years, in Phoenix, AZ. Charlotte has received the “Jyotisha Choodamani” from the Raman Foundation in Bangalore; the... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Before the Client Arrives
Master your pre-consultation prep time! Designed for intermediate to advanced astrologers, this practical lecture focuses on exactly what to do before your client arrives. Learn about the all-important Client Intake Form and best “customer service” practices. Discover why you should follow a procedure every time you analyze a chart: One will be provided. What’s the best way to prioritize and integrate all that information in a timely manner? Conquer your pre-client jitters through effective preparation!

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avatar for Linea Van-Horn

Linea Van-Horn

Linea Van Horn, C.A., NCGR, is the Astrologer at Large. Linea is Founder and past President of the San Francisco Astrological Society (1992-2014) and has served on three NCGR boards, including the Board of Examiners. Formerly employed in the astrology Internet industry, Linea is... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Transpersonal Transits to the Moon: Crisis or Enlightenment?
The transpersonal planets shift ever so slowly. If we are lucky enough (or not!) to experience a major transit of Uranus, Neptune or Pluto to our natal moon what can be expected? What are the distinguishing characteristics of such pivotal turning points? Research indicates these transits often `open an individual up' to their spiritual, psychic gifts, and healing gifts. We will compare and contrast these significant transits, and offer supportive tools to navigate them.

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avatar for Cassandra Butler

Cassandra Butler

A internationally regarded astrological counselor since 1997, Cassandra Joan Butler uses an integrative approach  blending mastery in astrology, body work and intuition. Annually presenting at Lilydale Assembly, Fellowships of the Spirit, Chautauqua Institution, SOTA and the Kepler Conference in 2017, she is a passionate communicator blending several national columns with regular television appearances and a weekly astrology radio show... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Heliocentric Astrology: The Manifestation of Spirit
Almost all astrology is from the geocentric perspective, and rightfully so. We live on the Earth! Geocentric astrology is from the egoic/personality perspective, the issues and curriculum of our growth. Heliocentric astrology is a transpersonal perspective, removed from the personality and relating to spiritual energy. How is Spirit manifesting through you? How are you a conduit for soul? As we mature and grow spiritually, we "get out of the way" and bring heaven to earth.

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avatar for Eric Meyers

Eric Meyers

Eric Meyers is a full-time professional counseling astrologer, teacher and author of 6 books (including The Astrology of Awakening Volumes 1 & 2, Elements & Evolution, Uranus and Between Past & Presence). He has a M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

The Economic and Political Future of the United States based on the Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index
Significant turning points of the Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index from 2000 to 2021 are explored in regards to the U.S. Horoscope, making speculations on the nation's economic, political, military and technological future. Barbault's Cyclic Index - the sum of all the angular distances between the pairs of the outer planets, Jupiter through Pluto - has proven to be one of the most accurate predictive tools for mundane astrologers for determining global economic and political stability.

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avatar for William Stickevers

William Stickevers

With a broad scope of political, economic, psychological, spiritual, and metaphysical knowledge, William Stickevers systematically explores possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from the present by weaving current secular trends, geopolitical factors, and mundane... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Extra-Ordinary Events - Working with Transits, Progressions, and Solar Arc
Accurate predictions require the integration of transits, progressions, and solar arcs, plus an understanding of promised potential in the birth chart. This talk focuses on extraordinary events in one’s life. What are the key cycles when you get the dream job of your life or you lose it? Why is it that a few people can be incredibly successful while others toil with far less rewards? Example charts include Academy Award winners, Presidential candidates.

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avatar for Joyce  Levine

Joyce Levine

Joyce Levine of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is professional astrologer with 30+ years' experience. She works with individuals, couples, families, and businesses. Publications include Breakthrough Astrology, Transform Yourself and Your World, A Beginner’s Guide to Astrological Int... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

The Secrets of the 8th House
The 8th house is quite infamous among astrologers. Throughout the centuries it has been considered a house of loss, fear and even death. In the 20th century, humanistic astrologers assigned big money, sex and hidden, sinful pleasures to this house. However, is it really as black as it’s often painted? I shall investigate its old and new meanings and look at examples of how they have changed over the past few centuries.

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avatar for Izabela Podlaska-Konkel

Izabela Podlaska-Konkel

Izabela Podlaska-Konkel has been an astrologer since 1998, co-founder and teacher in Warsaw School of Astrology. Runs one of the biggest and most popular polish astrology websites Astroportal.pl. Her articles on astrology are published in nationwide press on regular basis. Her bo... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Mental Health and the healing of the Soul
Mental Health is often a misunderstood topic. Conventional therapies do not address the issues from a spiritual point of view, and may miss very important factors in the healing process of people experiencing existential difficulties. Join us for a deep introspection into the human soul, the fundamental needs, and the path to healing.

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avatar for Maurice Fernandez

Maurice Fernandez

Maurice Fernandez, author of the books Neptune, the 12th House and Pisces (New Edition), and Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness—Volume One, is a leading Evolutionary Astrology counselor and teacher, currently based in Hawaii. He directs a critically acclaimed professi... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Signals from the Planets Found in Weather Data
Historic annual almanacs published by Renaissance scientists Thomas Digges, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler contained weather forecasts based on geocentric planetary alignments. Kepler argued that proof of astrology would be found in the observation of such correlations. Here I investigate this claim and report on a scientific testing of correlations between the planets and weather, in particular Sun and Saturn, using surface temperature records from North America and Europe.

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avatar for Bruce  Scofield

Bruce Scofield

Bruce Scofield is an astrological consultant specializing in psychological analysis, relationships and electional astrology. He has authored seven books and numerous articles on astrology, has served on the education committee of NCGR since 1979 and is presently serving as presid... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Healing the Chiron-Wound
Chiron is often seen as a collective wound that is hard to heal. My decades long research clearly showed that it is a wound that originates from the unbalanced history of our culture, religion and family, unbalanced in masculine and feminine energies. It’s a history that wants to be solved in our life and I will show examples what this wound really wants to tell us. And yes, the wound can be healed…

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avatar for Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Recipient of the Regulus Award for Education in 1998 Astrological practice plus teaching astrology for more than 40 years I have written 36 books in Dutch, some of them are translated Editor of the Dutch Astrological Journal Symbolon Speaker at international conferences Teaching... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Venus Afflictions
The Buddha says: “You could search the whole world over and never find anyone as deserving of your love as yourself.” Afflictions to Venus cause a deep disturbance to the sense of our own worth and value. Dalai Lama says “Self-hatred is far more extreme than being in a depressed state, it is very, very dangerous.” Venus afflictions need the assumptions and hesitations challenged and the capacity for freedom and happiness brought forth and celebrated!

Speakers
avatar for Anne Ortelee

Anne Ortelee

Anne Ortelee, NCGR-PAA-Level 3; ISAR-CAP, PMAFA Anne consults, writes, hosts three podcasts and speaks Western, Uranian, Archetypal and Vedic/Jyotish. Anne has volunteered for NCGR since 1995. She is the Secretary of the C.G. Jung Foundation Board of Trustees and the Treasurer of... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Saturn Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: Oh, My!
Unearthing the meaning of the Saturn conjunct Pluto cycle, many of us wonder how we must reshape our lives without destructive results. Just the idea of these two heavy weights traveling in tandem is a challenge to positive thinking. We will explore the history of this pairing, and look toward creative options for experiencing the very real nature of power -- personally and collectively. Destruction may not be inevitable after all!

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avatar for Gloria Star

Gloria Star

A professional astrologer, author and teacher for longer than she cares to admit, Gloria's work in astrology is far-reaching. Beyond work with her international clientele, her writing and editing encompasses 29 astrology books, countless articles for periodicals, and columns in-p... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Renaissance of Reverent Ingenuity via Co-operating with Nature's Guiding Genius-Uranus in Taurus
Dominance is an evolutionary dead-end. Let us die to, lest we die from. Empire ("row you bastards") is collapsing, but taking so much life down. Rising from the rubble the evolutionary anti-dote, a Renaissance of Reverent Ingenuity: humans humbly co-operating with Nature's Guiding Genius, aka Uranus-Trickster- in Taurus, (trining Saturn for bonus points in manifesting.) Disciplined Wildness. Unique opportunity (Jupiter) and responsibility (Saturn) to borrow Intelligence from Flora Fauna. Radically Traditional Bio-Mimicry.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey

Caroline W Casey, founder of Coyote Network News, an astro*mytho*politico news service; on-line Trickster Training Councils, personal astro-consulting since 1970,;Weaver-of-Context for The Visionary Activist Radio Show, astrologically framed radio: critique and solution, for 22 y... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Chemistrology: The Astrology of Attraction & Instant Love
Have you ever met someone and felt instantly entranced, almost propelled towards them? Of course, we all have! There are specific planetary markers that take place between your planets and another person that symbolize these moments. This class will explore synastry charts, also called relationship astrology, for specific aspects that speak to a strong reaction, attraction, and love.

Speakers
avatar for Nadiya Shah

Nadiya Shah

Planning Committee
French Vanity Fair named Nadiya Shah one of the top 12 astrologers on the planet, crowning her a pioneer in video astrology. She is an Internationally Syndicated Astrologer, Author, Media Personality, and is one of the few people in the world to hold an M.A. in the Cultural Study... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Mesopotamian Lunar Latitude
In ancient Mesopotamia, the movement of the planets and luminaries was likened to “heavenly writing,” messages from the gods scrawled across the evening skies. As such, the moon, the nearest and most dynamic of the celestial heralds, was essential to delineate. Join me in examining the critical junctures in the moon’s journey, how this ancient framework underlies the Western views on the moon’s nodes, and how we can bring this information into a modern consultation.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Gould

Michelle Gould

Michelle Gould is an internationally recognized speaker and teacher of astrology who integrates the best of traditional and modern techniques into her counseling practice. She is a founding member of the AYA, an instructor at the Avalon School of Astrology, and a contributor to M... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Shani (Saturn): Spiritual Emergence or Emergency?
The transits and dashas of Saturn are powerful activators of our karmic condition. We will explore the transits of Shani over our natal planets and ascendant and focus on Sade Sati: the seven and 1/2 year transit over the Moon. Special emphasis will be placed on Shani's dasha and bhukti's (sub-cycles) as the ripening of one's karmic fruits of maturity. Saturn (Shani) is a planet of truth or consequences....misery or moksha. The choice is ours!

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Harness

Dennis Harness

Vedic Astrologer, Sedona Vedic Astrology
Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D. is a professional astrologer who holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology. For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Harness has studied both Eastern and Western techniques of astrology. He presents workshops on Vedic Astrology and Transpersonal Psych... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

8:30pm

Party & Dance Cruise

Join us for gorgeous sunset cruise on Lake Michigan, with hors D’eourves, cash bar and dancing!

Departs from Navy Pier Friday at 8:30 pm.

$50 (addon available during registration)
Bus transportation from the hotel included – bus transportation starts at 7:00 pm.
Sorry - no refunds for this event once you register.


Friday May 25, 2018 8:30pm - 10:30pm
TBA
 
Saturday, May 26
 

8:00am

Registration & Hospitality
Saturday May 26, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
5th Floor Booth

8:30am

Announcements and Raffle
Saturday May 26, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Market Place

9:00am

The Corporate Astrologer - A Case in Point
As an astrologer you can be a valuable consultant in the business and corporate world. Based upon 40 years of practice, including 27 years as the astrologer for A.W. Hutchison & Associates, (1978 - 2005) which sold for $23 million in 2005, David will discuss what astrologers can offer their business and corporate clients. Learn the importance of defining a company astrologically and how to successfully build relationships with your business clients.

Speakers
avatar for David Railey

David Railey

Full-time astrologer since 1976. Atlanta professional exam, AFA, and ISAR Competency Exam. Co-founded the Daily Planets Astrology Center with Jeff Jawer (1980). Served 4-years on the Atlanta Board of Astrology Examiners. Twice president of the Metro Atlanta Astrological Society... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Transits of Uranus Neptune and Pluto: Options in Consciousness
The outer planets are the most personal planets. Each transits a single degree 3 times over 18 months (Pluto now 5+ times). The unfolding story in each transit is seeded in its natal placement, in the psyche at birth, and are predictable once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for soul/psyche awareness and personal growth. Stages of the 3 passes bring to consciousness distinct processes in your individuation-these transits are the most personally affective, and vital to understand.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Sullivan

Erin Sullivan

Owner, Southwest Contemporary Astrology
Erin brings 50 years of astrology to her teaching, studies and practice. Her books are classics in the field. As commissioning editor for Arkana, Contemporary Astrology Series, Erin published some of our greatest minds. Her astrology consulting practice is international, and is a... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Whole Sky
The Greeks centered astrology on the ecliptic and older cultures focused on the horizon. While the zodiac is great for using the planets in horoscopes, what about the rest of the heavens? We’ll focuses on things that aren’t on the ecliptic like fixed stars and show integration into new chart forms. We’ll look at the importance of the horizon beyond things like the Ascendant. This talk is derived from ideas underlying Symmetrical Astrology.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Christen

Gary Christen

Gary Christen a well-known Uranian astrologer, which he has evolved into modern Symmetrical Astrology. Gary’s the first person in modern times awarded an accredited BA in Astrology (Livingston College, Rutgers University, 1974). An international lecturer and professional astrol... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Astrology of a New Vision of Capitalism
Earth stelliums always bring modern capitalism's speculative obsessions ‘down to earth’. They will dominate from 2018 through 2020. Astro-events of recent decades reveal ever more desperate, but unrealistic attempts to sustain a system past its sell-by date. How will the World Economy fare through these years? Does the Pluto-in-Aquarius period that will follow indicate something worse or better? Now is the time to look beyond conventional economic methodology and deeply discuss the astro-indicators.

Speakers
avatar for Roy Gillett

Roy Gillett

President The Astrological Association in UK [since 1999]; Chair of Trustees of a London Buddhist Centre. Organizer and/or speaker at world-wide international conferences since 1980; has published mundane forecasts all this time, firstly in astro-diaries and, from 2002, bi-monthl... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Solar Arcs Theory and Technique
Astrology’s master prediction system issuing from “rapport” measurements, seen at a glance. The Arcs (including indirect mid-point pictures) come to life through life experience in the audience.

Speakers
avatar for Noel Tyl

Noel Tyl

Noel Tyl has been one of the most prominent astrologers in the western world. He is a graduate of Harvard University in psychology. His work through 35 books and seminars in the United States, Europe, and the Far East is filled with dynamic ideas that have linked psychological Ne... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Mars Our Warrior; Mars Our Destroyer
The sign, placement and aspects to Mars in our charts generally describes what we absorbed from our fathers in how to defend and protect ourselves. For Carl Jung it represented the principle of Individuation. Until we develop a conscious relationship with our Mars, we are helpless against our own reactions and victims of our own aggression while putting the blame on others. We shall look at how to empower Mars in the deepest sense.

Speakers
avatar for Darby Costello

Darby Costello

Darby studied astrology in Boston; spent 12 years in Africa, moving to London in 1983. She was head-tutor for the Centre for Psychological Astrology for 25 years; is a teacher for the Faculty of Astrological Studies and visiting tutor for the London School of Astrology, and she h... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

An Introduction to Medical Astrology by Sun Sign
Astrologer and Naturopath Kira Sutherland will take you on a journey through the world of modern medical astrology. Discover the astrological principles of health and disease and how these play out in each Sun Sign. Kira will also speak about natural medicines and foods that can assist your constitution and general wellbeing. This lecture will open up a part of astrology that has long been forgotten – one that once went hand-in-hand with all medicine.

Speakers
avatar for Kira  Sutherland

Kira Sutherland

Kira is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist and Astrologer. She divides her time between clients, writing and lecturing on health, wellbeing and medical astrology. Known for her vibrant, straight forward teaching style, Kira has lectured in Medical Astrology within... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

What is a Daimon, and What Does it Have to Do with Astrology?
When I began my PhD research on the daimon in Hellenistic astrology, I had no idea of what I was going to find, only that astrology had Good Daimon and Bad Daimon houses, and a Lot of Daimon (aka Spirit). What I discovered was the daimon’s connection with Egyptian and Greek religion and philosophy, fate and incarnation, soul and mind, reason and passion. Come along on my journey to find the Daimon in our art. 

Speakers
avatar for Dorian Greenbaum

Dorian Greenbaum

Dorian Greenbaum, PhD (Warburg Institute, 2009), has practiced and taught astrology since 1992. Publications include: The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology: Origins and Influence (2015); Temperament: Astrology’s Forgotten Key (2005); Late Classical Astrology: Paulus Alexandrinus and Olympiodorus (2001... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Northwestern/Ohio

9:00am

Planetary Symbolism & the Language of Archetypes
Planetary Archetypes exist within and outside us as symbols, originally based on mother/Moon and father/Sun, and carry multiple layers of meaning. Symbolic thinking taps into unconscious mythic layers of being, triggered into development at certain times and patterns. As mutable, contradictory, and magical, they return us to our origins. Jung’s “collective unconscious” is our gestation, which we will explore here. We choose our forms and change those choices through time and our paths of development.

Speakers
avatar for A.T. Mann

A.T. Mann

A.T. Mann (B.Arch. Cornell) is an astrologer, architect and designer. His books are: The Round Art, A New Vision of Astrology, Mandala Astrological Tarot, The Divine Plot, Astrology and Reincarnation; Sacred Landscapes and more. Life Time Astrology is based on the spiral solar sy... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Born on the Station
The degree on which a planet turns direction marks the beginning of another set of circumstances. Whether stationary or retrograde, the energy of the planet becomes highlighted and magnified in the person's horoscope and characterizes their journey. Find out where it takes them.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Slevin

Jackie Slevin

Jackie Slevin M.A., C.A. NCGR-PAA, is the NCGR Director of Education and author of Finding Success in the Horoscope. A graduate of Classical Studies in Horary and biography writer for Lois Rodden’s Astrodatabank, she was a Track Coordinator and speaker at UACs 1998, 2002, and 2... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Karmic Astrology: Planets in Aspect to the Lunar Nodes
Being able to understand the karma in any birth chart is invaluable – the Lunar Nodes are inextricably connected to fleshing out the karmic picture! In this lecture Laura will explore planets conjunct the south & north Nodes, along with planets square the Nodes.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Nalbandian

Laura Nalbandian

UAC Coordinator
Laura is a second-generation astrologer, and the owner/coordinator of NORWAC, established in 1984 by her mother Maggie. Laura has a love of teaching and lectures at conferences around the world. Her focus is using the Pluto method of Evolutionary Astrology, and as one of Jeffrey... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The New Age of Air
In December 2020, there is a Jupiter/Saturn conjunction at 0 Aquarius, and for the next 200 years these conjunctions will all be in Air Signs. Whilst the last 200-year cycle took place in Earth, showing mastery and exploitation of matter, the new era will be about light. How will this affect human consciousness, and how peaceful – with Saturn, then Jupiter, conjoining Pluto in 2020 (and Pluto subsequently entering Aquarius) will the transition be?

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Duncan

Adrian Duncan

Adrian Ross Duncan has had a full-time astrology practice since 1985, is a former editor of the Astrological Journal and is author of “Doing Time on Planet Earth”, the World of Wisdom software/reports and “Astrology: Transformation and Empowerment”. His work can be seen t... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Intimacy Issues in the Birth Chart
We will explore how to delineate them in the birth chart, where they come from, and how to most effectively cope with them by understanding the motivation of the planets that drive us. Understand the dynamics that hold you back from having the quality and experience of intimacy that you desire! This talk will be a fun, informative, and practically applicable as we discuss astrology from a sex positive, non-judgmental and inclusive perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Lanyadoo

Jessica Lanyadoo

Jessica Lanyadoo has been a full-time, consulting astrologer since 1999. Her work is relevant, poignant, and innovative, while her approach to astrology is pragmatic, irreverent, and compassionate. She specializes in medical astrology, prenatal conditions in the birth chart, and... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Advanced Traditional Personality Analysis
We think of traditional astrology as being mainly predictive, but did you know that it has a rich tradition of analyzing personality and behavior from natal charts? Learn reliable, centuries-old techniques that quickly hone in on key personality characteristics. You will gain insights into familiar charts and develop an eye for essential chart elements rarely used today, becoming a better astrologer in the process. Don't miss this unique talk!

Speakers
avatar for Nina Gryphon

Nina Gryphon

Nina Gryphon is a practicing astrologer and corporate lawyer. Her predictions have appeared in USA Today and many other major publications, and she has appeared on national radio and television. She received her JD, and MA/BA from Stanford University, and completed John Frawley... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Rahu and Ketu, our Karmic Destiny
Discover how the placement of Rahu and Ketu in a birth chart reveal the karmas of the soul. They shed light on our past to unleash our future potential.

Speakers
avatar for Joni Patry

Joni Patry

Joni is one of the most recognized Vedic astrologers in the world. She published many books, and appeared on national and international television, her YouTube channel and an online magazine, Astrologicmagazine.com. As the keynote speaker for international conferences, she has a... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Outer Planets and Money
What happens when an outer planet enters your second or eighth house? It might or might not be what you think! We'll discuss these transits. We'll also discuss conjunctions to the Moon's Nodes. If time permits, we might even look at Saturn.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Van Toen

Donna Van Toen

Donna Van Toen is the founder of SOTA, a regional conference held in the Buffalo NY area each year. She is also an active consultant and teacher who has lectured for numerous schools and groups in the US and Canada. Her approach is psycho-spiritual and she is known for her wit in... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Progressed Lunar Returns
So often eclipsed by the more widely-known Saturn returns, the progressed lunar returns at age 27 and age 54 are equally significant. They set the attitudinal stage for a successful passage out of youth and into mid-life, or out of mid-life and into the cycle of the elder. Implicit in every "mood" are a set of values and interests. Get them right, and you've set the stage for happiness as you move forward in years.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Forrest

Steven Forrest

Steven Forrest is the author of several astrological bestsellers including, THE INNER SKY, YESTERDAY’S SKY, and most recently THE BOOK OF NEPTUNE. He travels worldwide to teach his brand of choice-centered evolutionary astrology—an astrology which integrates free will, ground... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Making a Difference with Declination
With the premise founded on the creation symbol, the fabled Vescia Pisces and grounded in earth's dynamics, discover the impressive difference that declination offers as shown from visual astronomy (parallel versus a conjunction), to application -- a precision often unattainable by only longitude. Delineated examples offer insight into interpretation of north versus south parallels, contra-parallels and antiscia, plus the power points (23 and 0 degrees), the manifestation degree and the cascade effect.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh  Westin

Leigh Westin

Leigh Westin (MS; MA; D.F. Astrol.S.; CA, NCGR), NCGR’s Chapter Director and Examiner for NCGR-PAA, pioneered research founding a declination premise from Earth’s dynamics, the LunarSeasonsTM theory, Venus and Mars out-of-bounds in fixed signs, and a declination basis of antiscia. Dave... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Saros Cycle and Eclipse Paths
This lecture will outline how the Saros yields important cycles of 18, 36, 54, years and longer. The birth of the cycle coincides with major developments in countries and cultures. The repetition of the cycle revives old historical themes while the path points to the area in which the action is likely to manifest. Historical examples will be followed by future projections.

Speakers
avatar for William Meridian

William Meridian

Bill Meridian has been in the investment and astrology fields since 1972. He specializes in mundane and financial astrology. Bill first computerized financial astrology in the 1980s. He is a member of the Kenos Circle futurist society. He has authored 3 books and has reprinted the old Charles Jayne... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Transiting Saturn Story
The Saturn return is a well-known and major astrological event, but this is still only one piece of a larger life story. The Saturn cycle, when transiting Saturn makes regularly timed aspects to one’s natal Saturn placement, illustrates a particular theme continually developed over time during an individual’s life. Rather than viewing these as isolated transits, asking about events earlier in a person’s life helps connect both of you to the larger story.

Speakers
avatar for Leisa Schaim

Leisa Schaim

Leisa Schaim is a Denver, Colorado-based astrologer with a particular interest in combining the best of both modern and traditional astrological approaches. She has a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from Antioch College and did graduate work in Religious Studies at the Un... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Signs of the Zodiac
We will discuss the signs from a variety of perspectives. We will look at the ancient meanings, the modern meanings, the mythology of different cultures, and what I have learned from clients over my 40 years of practice. We will have fun by creating new images for the signs to add to the traditional ones.

Speakers
avatar for Arlan Wise

Arlan Wise

Arlan Wise has worked as a professional consulting astrologer since 1978. She has been on the Board of Directors of OPA since 1994, serving two terms as president. She is currently OPA’s Director of Publications and an editor of OPA’s journal, The Career Astrologer. Arlan was... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Elections for Surgery
Some days are better than others for anything, but in particular for surgery. Surgery is serious stuff. My work in electing dates for surgery tends toward being conservative and yet, after doing the research and arriving at a few charts, I have to eliminate some. I choose the one that feels best if basic criteria are met.

Speakers
avatar for Dorothy Oja

Dorothy Oja

Dorothy Oja - MindWorks C.A.P. Relationship Work (Davison), Timing/Electional (surgery), Child-Profiles, Mundane. Writer, teacher, lecturer. Newsmagazine: PlanetWeather (19 years) -mundane analysis of people/events and planetary patterns. Daily blog FB:Planetweathernews. Book in... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Star of the Tsar: Venus Retrograde, Vladimir Putin, and Russia
Venus cycles are prominent throughout Russian history, from the times of the Romanov dynasty to the Soviet period to the present. It can be found in the nativities of the notable and notorious, and in the mundane maps of royal weddings, assassinations and the occasional natural death. Here is an astrological study in the history of a nation that transcends the limits of a given regime, or the reliance on any single national “birth chart”.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Dagan Best

Nick Dagan Best

Nick Dagan Best is an astrologer based in Vancouver, Canada. He is nicknamed "the human ephemeris," thanks to his work using planetary synodic cycles to study patterns in political and cultural history. He has written articles for StarIQ.com, astrology.com, the ISAR journal, a... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Jung, Astrology, and Dreams: An Experiential Workshop
Jung cast birth charts for his patients and also studied their dreams. Following Jung’s example, this presentation explores the connection between planetary symbols and archetypal figures and themes appearing in our dreams. We’ll consider how dreams reflect celestial symbolism while astrology reveals the internal order and meaning of dreams. Combining astrology and dreams has the power to awaken us emotionally and energetically. Participants may share a dream along with their natal chart and transits.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Bogart

Greg Bogart

Greg Bogart, PhD, LMFT is a SF Bay Area astrologer and psychotherapist, a lecturer in psychology at Sonoma State University, and teaches in the counseling psychology program at CIIS. He has published works documenting therapeutic effectiveness of astrology, Jungian dreamwork, yog... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The 28 Phases of the Moon – What They Look Like When You Sit Down Next to them at Breakfast
Specific pragmatic ways to explain and use them with your clients and with yourself. Based on Yeats’ A Vision, and the work of Busteed and Wergin. In the great mandala of life, the moon phases give us some sense of the consciousness we were born with, how we move our energy, and what this lifetime is about for us.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Leaman

Linda Leaman

UAC Advisor
Linda Leaman PhD, CAP, has been a full-time astrologer for over 25 years. She’s taught astrology at all levels, mentored and conducted workshops on many topics, but her particular emphasis has been on the 28 Phases of the Moon. She has served on the AFAN steering committee, ser... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Horoscope: Divine Tool for Individuation
As a Jungian Analyst, I am continuously blown away by the power and insight of the horoscope to help reveal the unconscious individuation process, dreams and "unlived potential" and parental complexes of the client. With particular focus on 12th house, ascendant, Sun and Saturn, we'll examine the ways in which the horoscope lends as a divine psychic roadmap/mandala. We'll also integrate fascinating case studies and research from my eighteen years as an astrologer/ psychoanalyst.

Speakers
avatar for Sherene Schostak

Sherene Schostak

Sherene Schostak, M.A. is a Jungian Analyst and astrologer in private practice in NYC, San Francisco and India for the past eighteen years. Published books include: Speculation, Now (Duke University Press), Transpersonal Astrology, Surviving Saturn’s Return: (McGraw Hill), Dog... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Astrology and the Great Ages
When does a Great Age truly begin? What are the astrological and astronomical dynamics involved in the shifting Ages? And what is the broader significance of the upcoming return of Uranus to its 1781 discovery point? Drawing on 30 years of research, Ray will explore these and other questions, while considering how the unfolding transition between Pisces and Aquarius can help to illumine current events in the world.

Speakers
avatar for Ray  Grasse

Ray Grasse

Ray Grasse is author of The Waking Dream, Signs of the Times, and Under a Sacred Sky, and has contributed to numerous anthologies. For ten years he worked on the editorial staffs of Quest Books and The Quest magazine, and is currently associate editor of The Mountain Astrologer m... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

An Eagle Eye View of Relationships and Marriages
This lecture focuses on our findings with my research group, the ‘Gators’ , researched over 1200 marriages showing how the Davidson and composite charts play out in a relationship between two people. I will be talking about astrological aspects and concepts from the first attraction and what leads to marriage. I will show you how you can see if the couple that is dating will lead to the altar and when.

Speakers
avatar for Alphee Lavoie

Alphee Lavoie

Alphee is a full-time astrologer for over 50 years, Certified Level IV. 12 years Ncgr Research Director, lectured worldwide at conferences, nominated six UAC’s in a row for Research Award. Alphee has authored four best selling horary books ,writes a monthly horary column in Del... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Identifying Life Purpose with Astrology
One of life’s Big Questions, which most people ask of themselves at one time or another, is ‘Why am I here?’ Fortunately, astrology provides a road map. This talk will cover several traditional techniques to identify the most appropriate and constructive avenues for personal development in a birth chart.

Speakers
avatar for Marcos Patchett

Marcos Patchett

Marcos gained the London School of Astrology’s Certificate in 2006, since when he developed his knowledge of traditional astrology through reading, home study, and experience. He is currently a herbal medicine clinical training supervisor at Middlesex University, and practices... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Skill and Art of Nimitta
The techniques and messages derived through Nimitta are found in a limb of Jyotish called Samhita. Here we find ancient techniques designed to unlock chart mysteries by connecting us with nature and listening to her messages. Don't be fooled, these ain't your mama's omens! Angela offers a modern interpretation and technique to keep this limb of Jyotish relevant in today's busy world. Learn how to add these rich layers of interpretation to your consultations.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Pennington

Angela Pennington

Angela is certified Jyotisha Ratna™, Jyotisha Prabakara™, Vedic Astrology Coach™ and Jyotish Online Instructor™ through the American College of Vedic Astrology. She serves on the ACVA Board of Directors and is a full time Vedic astrologer. She is joint owner of SerenityTr... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

1:00pm

Free Lunch Lectures
Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

2:30pm

Marketing – Getting the Word Out
You have spent years honing your skills as an astrologer. How do you get the phone to ring? How do you get the word out that you are ready for work? These are fundamental questions all astrologers have. In business there are four P’s of Marketing: Pricing, Product, Place and Production. As an entrepreneur- these P’s apply to your business. This talk focuses on how to develop a solid marketing plan using the four P’s.

Speakers
avatar for Marie O'Neill

Marie O'Neill

Marie O’Neill (MBA) is the founder of Padma Life Coaching located in Santa Rosa California. Her specialties are: Evolutionary Astrology, Past Life Regression and Life Coaching. Marie is a Master Level Certified Evolutionary Astrologer through Steven Forrest’s Apprenticeship P... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Who Do You Think You Are?
Since forming the first human collectives, people have been faced with at least three milestones of personal development; becoming secure within the family unit, partnering with others in cooperative endeavors, and becoming a productive and dependable contributor to the larger social group. By synthesizing the insights of astrologers with the observations of behavioral scientists, a coherent system is established in the birth chart where all three phases of personal development are found to operate interdependently.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Nastasiak

Bill Nastasiak

Bill Nastasiak first became interested in astrology in late 1969 when a relative gave him a copy of Edgar Cayce's biography, "There Is A River." In the second part of that book, Cayce suddenly expands the scope of his readings beyond simple medical diagnoses to include references and material about metaphysical subjects, including astrology. This immediately led Bill to a lifelong interest in the subject. A few years later, he took lessons from a student of Eugene Moore, and continued an avid interest thereafter. Currently, he is a student in Noel Tyl's Master's Course. | | Bill has attended at least nine major astrology conferences and three long-weekend intensives for Noel Tyl's students. He holds a BS in Organizational Behavior, and is a retired consultant to major organizations throughout the country on topics such as training, teambuilding, leadership, strategic planning, facilitation, etc... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Into Each Relationship Some Rain Must Fall
Every relationship hits some bumps in their relationship. Knowing beforehand what is coming down the pike will enables a couple to navigate the rain and prevent a drizzle from turning into a full-fledged hurricane. Viewing the charts on a 90 degree dial, with progressions, solar arc directed planets and transits. We can tell if there is a divorce attorney or re-commitment is in their future.

Speakers
avatar for Arlene Nimark

Arlene Nimark

Arlene Marcia Nimark, Uranian Astrologer, C.A. NCGR is and has been a full time astrologer since 1980. From 1992 through 2000 Arlene had served on the NCGR National board. She is on the faculty of the NYC NCGR Chapter. Arlene has lectured at numerous conferences including the 201... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

The Astrology of Wealth
Why do some people appear able to manufacture wealth whilst others experience constant struggle in their financial lives? This talk considers how to improve financial well-being by building confidence in personal financial management. Using basic astro-financial techniques examples will be given of how to work with the markets.

Speakers
avatar for Christeen Skinner

Christeen Skinner

Christeen Skinner is author of the Financial Universe (published 2004 and updated 2009) in which she forecast the banking crisis and Exploring the Financial Universe (2016) She taught for the Faculty of Astrological Studies, was Chair of the Astrological Association of Great Brit... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

On Solar Returns, A Traditional Timing Technique
A Solar Return is a forecasting method used to determine what preexisting natal possibilities may break for a given solar year. Beginning with an examination of the Natal, followed by a similar inspection of the Return, we note what natal configurations are repeated in the Return. Repetition is key to this technique. Returns provide deep insight into a person’s yearly events; and provide a basis on which to give counsel.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Corre

Robert Corre

Robert, practices in New York. He lectures internationally and teaches five classes weekly, twice locally and three times live over the Internet. His two-year program focuses on helping students develop good work habits and technique based on the methods of Morin as taught by Zol... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Activated Configurations & Aspect Networks Show Major Life Themes
The Jones 7 and Jansky 3 planetary configurations provide a narrow interpretive path, but several planets at the same degree form irregular patterns with interpretive value as well. Some argue to include the nodes and angles! Any configuration describes a life theme and becomes greatly important when the Lights or Ascendant ruler is activated; less so if Mercury, Venus or Mars are the fastest moving planets; and less personal if only outer planets configure.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Tebbs

Carol Tebbs

C. A. P. certified, Carol Tebbs has served the astrology community since 1971 as: UAC Co-Founder, Board Chair and Director, UAC’ 95 Coordinator, 3 terms ISAR President, 10 terms ISAR Board member and currently an ISAR Advisor. Carol was Kepler College President 2003-2006 and cu... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Trauma and Recovery: Identifying Crisis and Resilience in the Chart
The astrological chart provides a clear map of the challenges that lie in wait for each of us. We can diagnose the sources of stress by synthesizing a few chart indicators. Then we develop ways to help clients prepare for and recover from difficult events by mobilizing their unique strengths. While I use Vedic Astrology, my experience as a psychiatric social worker, specializing in crisis assessment, will help prepare attendees to identify and address trauma.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Sinclair

Bill Sinclair

Bill Sinclair began studying Vedic Astrology in 2002 with Ronnie Dreyer and continues his studies with Komilla Sutton. Bill holds a Level 1 Jyotish Certification from the American College of Vedic AstrologyTM (ACVA) and the Jyotish Shastri Diploma from Komilla Academy of Vedic St... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Reincarnation's Recurring Influence on Astrology
We know that reincarnation has long been an accepted concept in Asia. But ideas about reincarnation and its connection to Western astrology can also be traced back to antiquity. This talk will survey the surprising places and people who discussed reincarnation and ideas about karma, We will see how this surfaced multiple times in Western astrology, spirituality and philosophy. We start in ancient Greece with Pythagoras and end with the modern version of evolutionary astrology.

Speakers
avatar for Enid Newberg

Enid Newberg

Enid Newberg, MA. Enid has an extensive background in information systems and online learning. An astrologer since 1973, she first joined Kepler College as a board member in 1993 and was President when it first opened. in 2000. She was re-hired as President in 2006. Enid has taug... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Honey in the Heart: Emotional Alchemy of the Venus Pentangle
The orbit of Venus has a highly aesthetic cycle. Every eight years, "she" goes retrograde five times, describing a pentagonal star around the zodiac. During these repeating cycles, the goddess descends below the horizon to commune with the Sun, pulling us deep into a personal process of emotional alchemy. We’ll look at how this exercise in heart intelligence works individually and in relationships, while considering the larger meaning of the current cycle.

Speakers
avatar for Kelley Hunter

Kelley Hunter

Kelley Hunter, Ph.D. is a seasoned Depth Astrologer and AstroMythologist. Her teaching and consultation work are informed by psychology, spirituality, stargazing and creative processes, primarily visual and dramatic arts. Author of Living Lilith: Four Dimensions of the Cosmic Fem... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Adding Star Stories
As astrologers we have grown to understand the planetary cosmos, yet when we raise our eyes to the heavens we encounter a rich tapestry of human mythology held in the stars. This stellular mythology when placed into the horoscope reveals another level of our sense of who we are - an individual linked to the stuff of stars. In this lecture Bernadette will show you how these star stories are woven into your life.

Speakers
avatar for Bernadette Brady

Bernadette Brady

Bernadette Brady holds a PhD in Anthropology (2012) UWTSD and she is co principle of Astro Logos Ltd and is a professional consulting and teaching astrologer. She is also a tutor at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in the online MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Jupiter and the Portal of Expanding Consciousness
Jupiter and the Sun are closely related as they both carry the energy of the Second Ray. This is the dynamic focus of vitality as it expresses into our lives as Love and Wisdom. These qualities are centered in the Heart, evolve into true and pure Intuition and invite Uranus as a personal participant into our lives. Alan discusses these principles and also pays especially attention to the transits of Jupiter in Scorpio and Sagittarius.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Oken

Alan Oken

Alan has been a student and teacher of astrology and the Ancient Wisdom Teachings since 1967. He is the author of many books, including: Alan Oken's Complete Astrology, Soul-Centered Astrology, and Rulers of the Horoscope. A global traveler and translator, Alan teaches in five la... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Fully Loaded: The Roaring 2020's
Beginning with the "Capricorn Crescendo" and Eclipses of late 2019 &early-mid 2020, the 3rd decade of the 21st Century promises to be one of the most dynamic in recorded history. The economic volatility Uranus in Taurus, Neptune's entrance into Aries (the glorification of war?), the Pluto-Return of the USA, Uranus' entrance into Gemini and Pluto in Aquarius (POWER to the PEOPLE!) are but some of the celestial highlights of this imminent action-packed decade.

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Ackerman

Shelley Ackerman

After graduating from NYC’s HS of Music & Art, She began working and performing at the world-famous Improvisation. Throughout her award-winning career, she studied astrology and collected birth data. Eventually, astrology eclipsed all. In 1992 She obtained the then candidate Bi... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

A Synastry Reservoir of Possibilities and Potential
Every natal chart has voids and we continuously learn how they might operate when somebody comes along and fills them or triggers these areas. These voids can exist in numerous ways and they are often dominant or obscured in relationships, yet where we yearn to feel complete. This talk will illustrate how the dynamics of voids might be played out in the various relationships we develop.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Stacey

Wendy Stacey

Wendy Stacey B.A, M.A, Dip LSA is Chairperson for the Astrological Association, Principal of the international Mayo School of Astrology, author of 'Consulting with Astrology' (2011), 'Uranus Square Pluto'. (2012), 'Relationships and Astrology' (2016), 'The Houses by Element' (201... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Planetary Hours and Electional Astrology
Planetary hours were used extensively by magicians for establishing times for rituals. As astrologers, we can use these to create a quick and dirty electional – an event in a day that otherwise may not have very much going for it. Learn how to operate with these hours, and how to pick better times in any day.

Speakers
avatar for J Lee Lehman

J Lee Lehman

In her four decade development as an astrologer, practical application is one persistent hallmark which has defined Lee Lehman. Lee has a Ph.D. in Botany from Rutgers University. She is author of nine books on astrology. She is the Vice President of OCA, Inc., and a Tutor for the... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Atmakaraka and Amtyakaraka: The King and his Minister in the Planetary Pantheon in your Chart
Atmakaraka or the 'Soul's Significator' is the king of your chart and is the planet with the highest longitudinal degrees. It is 'the' planet calling the shots. The planet with the second highest longitudinal degrees serves as the advisor for the Atmakaraka planet. Together, the King and his Minister provide a very clear idea of what and how the native will go about fulfilling their promise and destiny.

Speakers
avatar for Sonal Sachdeva

Sonal Sachdeva

Sonal speaks at numerous UK Astrology groups. In 2010 she founded Circle of Divine, an esoteric educational group featuring workshops and video on all aspects of divination by practitioners from around the World. Sonal studied at Liz Greene's CPA and now Vedic under PtSanjay Rath... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

The Ins and Outs of Reading Business Charts
Business and organizational charts have a different structure for reading them. Each company chart shows the company reputation, the products and services, the income streams and profits, customers and vendors, employees, managers and owners, sales, marketing and distribution, legal issues, the company facility and their blind spot. It also shows the various departments of a company. Discover how to really read a business or organizational chart, and which charts to use for different purposes.

Speakers
avatar for Madeline  Gerwick

Madeline Gerwick

Madeline Gerwick is an internationally recognized, business and economic astrologer. Since 1997, she's annually produced The Good Timing Guide and Newsletters, and she co-authored The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astrology. She's a selected expert in the book, Success Manifesto, wit... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Secondary Progressions: Ready or Not!
The all-important predictive technique of Secondary Progressions really let us know what we are "ready" for. Without them, transits can be misleading and our predictive work runs the risk of being superficial and pat. True, transits might let us know what might or could happen, but Secondary Progressions let us know what we are ready and open to have happen. Emphasis will be placed on cyclical progressions, such as progressed new and full moons.

Speakers
avatar for John Marchesella

John Marchesella

John Marchesella is a full time astrologer in New York and in Los Angeles. John is a past Chair of NCGR, and has served as President and Education Director of NCGR-NYC. He is fully certified by NCGR-PAA, and a frequent contributor to astrological publications and speaker around t... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

The Five Elements of Chinese Astrology
Besides the 12 Animal signs, the heart of Chinese Astrology is the five elements and the quality of each element being Yin or Yang. The five elements interact with each other in a creative cycle or a destructive cycle. This five element system is the basis medicine, architecture and daily things such as cooking and exercise. Combining this information with the 12 Animal signs you can delineate the personality and predict outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Stellhorn

Donna Stellhorn

Donna Stellhorn is a professional Astrologer and Feng Shui expert with more than 20 years' experience. She's the author of 12 books on everything from Fertility Feng Shui to Space Clearing to her annual Chinese Astrology Series - now the third best-selling Chinese Astrology serie... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Oil Prices, the Stock Market, the Economy and the Future of Our Society
This presentation will examine the historic correlation between economic and astrological patterns, including bubbles and crashes, how the fluctuation in commodity prices and the stock markets influence our political and social changes and how these fluctuations relate to the movement of the outer planets. What to expect for our society in the near future and how best to prepare.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Lewis

Mitchell Lewis

Mitchell Scott Lewis has been a professional astrologer for more than three decades. His specialties include medical and financial astrology. For 14 years he worked on the floor of the New York Mercantile exchange accurately predicting the rise of oil prices, collapse of the hous... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Fractal Progressed Houses: An Improved Way to Progress House Cusps
Secondary progressions are based on a simple idea: each day after birth is lived out as a year of life. Although the concept is simple, there are different theories on how to progress houses. Some of the greatest authorities disagree on which method is best. A new way to progress house cusps known as fractal progressed houses is introduced. Fractal progressed houses, unlike other methods, has a sound theoretical basis.

Speakers
avatar for David Cochrane

David Cochrane

David is the author of two astrology books, a regular lecturer at international astrology conferences, instructor at the Avalon School of Astrology, computer programmer at Cosmic Patterns Software, past President of ISAR, has created over 240 free tutorial videos available at you... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Pluto Around and Through
This lecture delves into Pluto’s realm to orient and deepen our ability to interpret this magnificent archetype both natally and predictively. Using image, music, and didactic modes, we explore Pluto’s themes, motifs, archetypes, gifts through Jung and other psychoanalytic approaches, attachment theory, spiritual, alchemical, and practical levels of manifestation.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Bader

Claudia Bader

A psycho-spiritual experiential astrologer who loves research and prediction, Claudia has pioneered the interface between psychoanalysis, astrology, alchemy, art, and mandalas since 1973. Using multimedia, she has taught this mix in Asia, Europe, Canada, and the US Creator and facilitator of the labyrinth/mandala room through AFAN for 3 UACs, she is in private practice in NYC; also taking people to their soul homes with past life and spiritual regression. NCGR-PAA Level... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Sacred Geometry and Healing Emotional Disorders
This class explores harmonic patterns in the birth chart that can help the astrologer gain awareness of underlying emotional challenges in a client’s life that would not be apparent from the natal chart alone. Methods for helping clients address patterns of depression, trauma, and other psychological problems will be presented using harmonic charts.

Speakers
avatar for Gisele Terry

Gisele Terry

UAC Advisor
Gisele Terry has been working as an astrological consultant for over thirty years. The co-director of the Consulting Skills Training Program for ISAR, Gisele also designed and teaches the counseling skills course for The Avalon School of Astrology in Gainesville, Florida. Gisele... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Fate, Free Will and Contemplation
This is a discussion of the various attitudes toward free will and fate as found in ancient philosophy and astrology and how these pertain to modern astrology all of which has particular importance for modern ideas in experiential astrology. Particular emphasis will be given to the philosophy of Plotinus and his successors. No great knowledge of astrology is required and all of the required philosophy will be covered in the lecture.

Speakers
avatar for Robert S Hand

Robert S Hand

Dr. Robert Hand has been called the Father of 21st Century Astrology. His theoretical work and client practice spans the greater part of 60 years. He holds memberships in the History of Science Society, the American Historical Association, ISAR and NCGR. Dr. Hand is a Patron of T... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

In Praise of Melancholy - Reframing Jupiter and Saturn
Fear and faith, effort and grace, must we tremble in the presence of Saturn while desperately hoping for the embrace of Jupiter’s beneficence? Can we find something of value in Saturn’s province? Is it possible we misread Saturn’s blessing as curse? Come explore how to reframe our understanding of these imaginal gods toward greater professional and personal enrichment.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Kochunas

Brad Kochunas

Brad Kochunas is a therapeutic astrologer and retired clinical mental health counselor. He spent three decades behind the scenes in prison doing counseling and teaching astrology. He is an award winning writer, educator, and popular speaker at conferences. He still sees occasiona... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Aversion - Astrology’s Hidden Aspect
Aspects can be considered ‘rays of light’ connecting houses and/or planets. Even challenging aspects get the opportunity to communicate. What happens when the Lord of a house cannot see where it rules? Aversion illuminates the blind spots in a birth chart. By the end of this talk you’ll be able to identify, understand and explain what aversion reveals about the associated house topics in the birth chart, adding a valuable tool to your delineation kit!

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Tyndall

Cassandra Tyndall

Based in Brisbane, Australia, Cassandra’s interest in Astrology began as a teenager reading horoscopes. With over 10 years in practice, she is known for her honesty, passion and insight, with clients all over the globe! Cassandra combines ancient techniques with a modern day ap... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

The Septile Aspect and Its Association with Near-Death and Multi-Dimensional Phenomena
In researching Multi-Dimensional Phenomena, there is a strong correlation between these events and the Septile Aspect. Charts of documented NDEs and Abductees will be discussed. Transiting Septile aspects will be discussed and how to utilize them. I will discuss the Galactic Center, remote viewers for the US and Russian governments, and the James Spottiswoode research for the Society for Scientific Exploration. The phenomena of ghosts will include the 3 types of ghost phenomena.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Koiner

Lynn Koiner

Lynn Koiner has been a full-time professional astrologer since June 1969. She is the International Liaison for the National Council for Geocosmic Research, Inc., conducting Global Gatherings interviews with astrologers in other countries. Her primary focus for research is evaluat... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

The Saturn-Pluto Cycle and the Clash of Belief Systems: Waltz Time for Civilization
The Saturn-Pluto cycle synchronizes with the rise and fall of civilizations. Saturn and Pluto meet at the same zodiacal degree three times a century, like a cosmic waltz, while history dances to this beat. We’ll explore powerful examples from history, including the World Trade Tower bombing that demonstrate how this cycle correlates with political, scientific and religious changes. We will look backward and forward to the next Saturn-Pluto conjunction that occurs on January 12, 2020.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Levine

Rick Levine

Cofounder of StarIQ.com (with Jeff Jawer), a founding Trustee of Kepler College, coauthor of Barnes and Noble's "Your Astrology Guide". Levine’s daily horoscopes reach millions of readers through Tarot.com. His DVD is "Quantum Astrology: Science, Spirit, and Our Place in the Cy... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Stellar Parenting: The Parent and Child Relationship in Astrology.
The synastry of one’s natal chart to their parents are the transits their parents were under when they were born. Thus, one’s parents are not done with those transits. Understanding this is critical when looking at the child-parent interplay. This will be of interest for those looking to understand the relationships between parents and young children, as well as adult children looking to deepen their relationship with the people who raised them.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tadd

Laura Tadd

Planning Committee
Dr. Laura Tadd has a certificate in Psychological Astrology from Astrological Counseling Seminars. To broaden the population with whom she works she attended graduate school, receiving her PhD in Human Science. Laura works with clients around the world, has written articles for b... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Triplicity Rulers of the Houses
Get ready for a threefold expansion of your chart delineation capacity. Medieval astrologer Guido Bonatti outlines a scheme of house rulerships by triplicity, an important and seldom-used essential dignity. We will explore how the triplicity rulers of each house cusp can help us identify which planets govern specific areas of a native’s life. We will also learn a simple, yet powerful predictive technique. After this talk, your delineation skills will be thrice great!

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Zahrt

Jenn Zahrt

Jenn Zahrt holds a PhD in German literature and film from the University of California, Berkeley. Zahrt is a professional astrologer, author, and editor for Sophia Centre Press, and director of her own publication house, Rubedo Press. As a recognized expert in the field of the cu... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

An Overview and Introduction to Jaimini Astrology
Jaimini Astrology is a specialized chart interpretation technique. Jaimini looks at the chart in a unique way, emphasizing the use of specific indicators in a chart, using signs aspects and periods based on signs rather than planets. The chart, at a glance, reveals information about an individual or event. There are several alternative methodologies of Jaimini and these will be discussed. Jaimini astrology also tells the astrologer about the potential for spiritual liberation.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Gomes

Gary Gomes

Dr. Gary Gomes, BA, MBA, Ed.D., served as President and Vice-President of the Council of Vedic Astrology. He teaches at Kepler College, American College of Vedic Astrology, Dirah Academy, and Northeast Institute of Vedic Astrology and Studies. Recipient of several awards from Ind... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

7:30pm

Silent Auction/Live Chicago Jazz

A Unique Opportunity: UAC 2018 Silent Auction and Live Jazz Party

With attendees from all over the world, UAC offers you a unique opportunity to promote your products and to support the astrological community by participating in the Silent Auction and Live Jazz Party, Saturday, May 26. This event, open to all attendees at no additional cost, will feature a live band and a Chicago theme - a FUN night of dancing, socializing, and shopping!

We hope you’ll join us and show your support of the astrological community by donating one or more items of your choice for the auction. Your items will be displayed in the party room so that all attendees can browse and bid on their favorites while rocking to the Chicago-themed music.

DONATE: You can also donate funds to the silent auction by clicking here and we’ll shop for you, creating an attractive basket of goodies with your name on it.

There’s even more in it for you when you donate to the UAC 2018 Silent Auction. Your contribution to the silent auction will help to fund UAC scholarships . . . and . . . your donation could be eligible for a tax deduction if you file a U.S. tax return because UAC is a 501(c)(3) organization. You’ll receive a letter confirming your donation; be sure to provide us with your complete mailing address, both postal mail and email.

The American Federation of Astrologers, one of the five sponsoring organizations, is coordinating the UAC 2018 Silent Auction. Questions? Email uacauction@astrologers.com or call 480-838-1751 (AFA office).

Items can be sent to:

AFA
6535 S. Rural Road
Tempe AZ 85283

Please include your name, postal address, email address, and phone number inside your package.

Thank you for your generous support of UAC and UAC scholarships!



Saturday May 26, 2018 7:30pm - 11:30pm
TBA
 
Sunday, May 27
 

8:00am

Registration & Hospitality
Sunday May 27, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
5th Floor Booth

8:30am

Announcements and Raffle
Sunday May 27, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Market Place

9:00am

How to Write a Monthly Sun Sign Column
Susie Cox has written a monthly Sun Sign column for well-known designer, Tory Burch, for years. If you are interested in pursuing your writing career, this might just be the boost you need to succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Susie Cox

Susie Cox

Susie Cox has been a professional astrologer since 1971, during which time she has interpreted over 47,000 charts. She worked as Master Astrologer at Canyon Ranch Health Spa for 32 years. Susie teaches Chart Interpretation at Kepler College, lectures internationally, is a daily b... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Uranus in Taurus: The Golden Calf Revisited
May 2018 not only marks our celebration of UAC, it is also the entry of Uranus in Taurus! What are the collective and personal effects of this placement and how will the lives of the Uranus in Scorpio, Neptune in Scorpio, and Pluto in Scorpio generations be especially affected by its opposition? And what of the developmental trines Uranus in Taurus will make to the Saturn, Uranus, Neptune in Capricorn youth of the world?

Speakers
avatar for Alan Oken

Alan Oken

Alan has been a student and teacher of astrology and the Ancient Wisdom Teachings since 1967. He is the author of many books, including: Alan Oken's Complete Astrology, Soul-Centered Astrology, and Rulers of the Horoscope. A global traveler and translator, Alan teaches in five la... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Astro*Carto*Graphy and the U.S. Presidency
Location, Location, Location. Not just a mantra for real estate agents but an important factor in examining charts. Using planet lines, paran lines and midpoint angularity, we will take a look at the astro*carto*graphy maps of contemporary US Presidents and how they relate to their personal and public lives.

Speakers
avatar for Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

UAC Advisor
Madalyn Hillis-Dineen has taught, lectured and practiced Uranian (Symmetrical Astrology) techniques for more than 30 years; she is also a certified Astro*Carto*Graphy interpreter and is a CA NCGR-PAA. Madalyn joined Astrolabe Software in 1994 and is their VP of Sales and Marketin... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Role of Solar and Lunar Eclipses in Financial Markets
The zodiacal position of both solar and lunar eclipses should be of interest to all traders. The actual degree of the eclipse can be triggered by the transit of another planet over or in aspect to the exact degree. These transits offer a valuable market timing tool. Using examples of 'eclipse reaction' over the last decade, we then look at the likely key dates for the next few years.

Speakers
avatar for Christeen Skinner

Christeen Skinner

Christeen Skinner is author of the Financial Universe (published 2004 and updated 2009) in which she forecast the banking crisis and Exploring the Financial Universe (2016) She taught for the Faculty of Astrological Studies, was Chair of the Astrological Association of Great Brit... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Accidents and Upheavals Through the Lens of Astrology
Accidents and upheavals happen, but not to everyone. The birth chart is fertile ground for determining accident proneness. Transits, progressions, and eclipses further allow us to discover potential times when accidents are likely to occur. This lecture will explore accidents and upheavals that happened to unsuspecting people and how it changed their lives.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra-Leigh Serio

Sandra-Leigh Serio

Sandra-Leigh is certified by ISAR, AFA and OPA as a professional astrologer and has written articles for the Mountain Astrologer, Llewellyn Publications, Horoscope Magazine, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Career Astrologer and StarIQ. She has a M.A. in Psychology, lives in Bould... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Lunar Nodal Axis
Just as the Zodiac is an invisible belt following the Sun's annual path, the Moon's nodes are also abstract points in space formed by the passage of any planet above or below the ecliptic. We know these points are related to eclipses, but tracking these nodes is a richly rewarding subject as it provides us with the tools for predictive work and a deeper understanding of what we might term "destinies" in any horoscope studied.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Hable Dimino

Monica Hable Dimino

Monica Hable Dimino is a professional astrologer based in Boston since 1988, after spending 30 years abroad in Venezuela. She is a registered nurse with graduate studies in education at NYU, who also taught at the Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a certified Gestalt therapist... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Astrology of the Big Killers - What Are You Most Susceptible to and Can You Avoid It?
The majority of us will succumb to cancer or cardio-vascular disease at some point and if we don't, we can take little comfort in the fact that an estimated 43% of people over the age of 85 suffer with dementia. Sue has been researching medical astrology for some years and believes there are strong significators for these diseases and in this humorous and upbeat presentation will share her findings and offer tips towards keeping healthy.

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avatar for Sue Tompkins

Sue Tompkins

Sue Tompkins is one of the most experienced astrological consultants and teachers in the UK and is also a registered and practising homeopath. Known for her down-to-earth, lively and humorous presentations, she lectures widely at home and abroad.. In 2003 she was the recipient of... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

From the Unique Masterpiece of an Ottoman Astrologer
Sadullah Efendi who lived in 19th century and in addition to being an astrologer who was a member of the parliament, a poet and a distinguished wise man compiled 10 outstanding astrology books and some sample charts in his 570 pages of masterpiece. Oner Doser, project manager of translating this masterpiece written in Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Turkish into modern Turkish, will speak about this masterpiece and the specifics of Ottoman Astrology.

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avatar for Oner Doser

Oner Doser

Oner Doser is the founder of AstroArt Astrology School (2005) which is one of the ISAR affiliated schools, approved by APAI and a Satellite of OPA. Oner educated over 800 students and wrote twenty books and three of them have been translated into English. His articles are publish... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Neptune's Immensities
During the Romantic Era, when Neptune was discovered, prominent art critic and writer John Ruskin noted, “The imagination is never governed. It is always the ruling and Divine power.” This talk explores the complexities, confusions, and other-worldly realities of Neptune, including the wide-ranging terrain of Romanticism, enchantment, the god Dionysus (god of theatre and wine), poetry, escapism, Eternity, illusion, and fantasy – all of which thrive via imagination. Includes film clips and chart examples.

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avatar for Shawn Nygaard

Shawn Nygaard

Shawn Nygaard is an archetypal astrologer from Minneapolis, MN, where he does readings and teaches classes and webinars. He has spoken at the 2015 conference of the Astrological Association, and presented at the London School of Astrology, Nightlight Astrology, MISPA (Mercury Int... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Blinded by the Light: Planets Conjunct the Sun
Of all the aspects astrologers use every day, only one, by its very nature, renders a planet invisible: a conjunction with the Sun. Despite its frequency, there is little agreement about its interpretation. Join Linea in this fascinating exploration of “combustion,” as this situation was traditionally called. Both classical and modern views will be presented, as well as chart examples for each planet. Discover the psychological expression and resolution for this common chart condition!

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avatar for Linea Van-Horn

Linea Van-Horn

Linea Van Horn, C.A., NCGR, is the Astrologer at Large. Linea is Founder and past President of the San Francisco Astrological Society (1992-2014) and has served on three NCGR boards, including the Board of Examiners. Formerly employed in the astrology Internet industry, Linea is... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Five Gifts of Astrology
Astrology brings great benefits to our clients, but astrology has a profound effect on the consciousness of the astrologer. The route to personal development comes through interlocking gifts of: tolerance, timing, a universal structure, personal understanding, and a spiritual path. Consciously observing and embracing these gifts greatly speeds up the astrologers’ spiritual progress. From this perspective we see how psychology, astrology, and spirituality fit together.

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avatar for Bob  Mulligan

Bob Mulligan

Bob has been a full time professional astrologer since 1974. Bob's main focus is using astrology for spiritual development serving clients and students globally. He writes a free monthly newsletter and wrote the book "Between Astrologers and Clients". He authored the astrological... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Islam and the West - A History of Progressed Mars Changing Direction
Merely 15 years ago an ill inspired neocon US-government invaded Iraq reviving colonial fantasies. Since progressed Mars turned retrograde in 2006 the United States are still fighting the ghosts of that time, all the more as Islam's progressed Mars turned direct in 2016. In the long history of Islam this happens for the second time, whereas the Mars retrogradation is a premiere in US-history. What are the lessons that can be drawn for the future?

Speakers
avatar for Claude Weiss

Claude Weiss

Claude Weiss is an engineer by profession and has practised astrology for 50 years. He is President of Astrodata Ltd. and author of eight astrology books. He is publisher of the astrological magazine Astrologie Heute and Co-President of SFER, a well known Astrology school in Swit... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Family Dynamics
Family patterns get transmitted astrologically through signs, planets, and aspect patterns. As adults, we may hope to emulate one parent or the other or vow never to be that way. We may swear we’ll never marry anyone like our mother or father only to discover similarities long after the wedding date. Parents may favor the child who most resembles them, or have trouble seeing their characteristics reflected back. Astrology helps us understand why.

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avatar for Joyce  Levine

Joyce Levine

Joyce Levine of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is professional astrologer with 30+ years' experience. She works with individuals, couples, families, and businesses. Publications include Breakthrough Astrology, Transform Yourself and Your World, A Beginner’s Guide to Astrological Int... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Predicting with Firdaria
As a time-lord predictive technique, Firdaria is simple but very efficient forecasting method in client work. Similar to theatre play, each planet, depending on the sect of the chart enters to stage performing his/her own role in specific allotted time frames. Firdaria can also be linked with other time-lord techniques such as profections and returns. Many practical examples will be illustrated and put into use.

Speakers
avatar for Hakan Kirkoglu

Hakan Kirkoglu

R. Hakan Kırkoğlu has been a leading figure of Astrology in Turkey as a consultant, teacher and writer. (D.F.Astrol.S and ISAR CAP) Lectured internationally in UK, USA, Australia, Poland and Serbia, He especially combines ancient techniques with contemporary issues. He was mund... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Vedic Astrology Chart Reading Intensive
Western and Vedic astrology are similar in many ways, yet diverge greatly once we start to apply the information and do a reading. Students bewildered about how to approach reading the Vedic astrology chart will get an honest benefit from this class.. There's a different priority and sequence to chart analysis. I will cover: zodiac issues, the importance of the ascendant, planetary house rulers, timing cycles (dasas), yogas (powerful associations), harmonic charts, etc.

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avatar for Sam Geppi

Sam Geppi

Sam Geppi (Sadasiva) is the author of "Yoga and Vedic Astrology". He is the founder of the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science - which offers level 1-3 Certification programs in Vedic Astrology. Currently the Academy has more than 120 students enrolled. Sam is certified lev... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Key Techniques I Use
I have spent over 50 years as an astrologer. I would like to pass on some of what I have learned through astrology to others. This seems like a good opportunity to do that. Over the years I have taught classes, spent years making a living as a counselor, written many books, and more. Spend an hour with me as I share with you what I feel is important in our field to know.

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avatar for Michael  Erlewine

Michael Erlewine

I have practice astrology of 50 years, was the first person to program astrology on home computers and make it available to astrologers. Received Regulus Award. Published dozens of books and hundreds of articles. Created largest astrological library. Practice Tibetan and Chinese... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Quest for Happiness and the Outer Planets
Everyone seeks to be happy and to avoid suffering. While the personal planets compel us to seek contentment, the outer planets challenge us to seek a happiness that is more in alignment with the needs of the soul. How do we use the creative energies of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto to become more fulfilled in our lives? We will explore the meaning of the outer planets and why they awaken what lies in our unconscious,

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avatar for Eileen McCabe

Eileen McCabe

Eileen McCabe is a professional astrologer and a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in New York City. She has received NCGR-PAA Level IV certification as a consulting astrologer and has a certificate in psychotherapy from the Training Institute of Self Psycho... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Basics of Electional Astrology
Electional astrology is the proactive use of astrology to select the best date and time to begin a venture for the most positive results possible. There are specific rules to help you find the most auspicious electional chart, which are a bit different than relying on how one might interpret a natal chart. This lecture will introduce the most important basic rules to help you get started using electional astrology for events of your own.

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avatar for Leisa Schaim

Leisa Schaim

Leisa Schaim is a Denver, Colorado-based astrologer with a particular interest in combining the best of both modern and traditional astrological approaches. She has a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from Antioch College and did graduate work in Religious Studies at the Un... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Precious Metals: Illustrating the Art of Market Timing
Understanding the value of market timing pertaining the price of Gold. Learn how Gold moves in fairly well-defined rhythms, with clearly defined turning points, via the use of certain geocosmic signatures. Both long-term investment and short-term trading strategies will be addressed within the context of geocosmic and cycle studies, including important solar-lunar correlations to highs and lows in Gold prices, and how to trade them. We will project what these studies say about the future.

Speakers
avatar for Raymond Merriman

Raymond Merriman

Financial astrologer, market timer, and author of several books, including five volume series titled “The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing” (1997-2011), “Evolutionary Astrology: Journey of the Soul Through the Horoscope (1977),” and “The Solar Return Book of Predict... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Puberty Age of Adults – Planetary Cycles of Self-Actualization
Each planet has its own cycle, and some are more important than others as markers of time, especially Jupiter, Saturn, the outer planets and Progressed Moon cycles. We see that these particular cycles are strongly active between the ages of 35 and 45. This period is commonly known as the “Midlife Crisis", a crucial "Rite of Passage”. During that crisis we sometimes regress into adolescence, and live the transition to adulthood again. Let’s see how...

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avatar for Baris Ilhan

Baris Ilhan

Baris Ilhan, C.A., NCGR is one of the leading astrologers in Turkey since 1993. Owns a publishing house and an astrology school: “Ilhan Astrology Institute”. Teaches, writes, lectures regularly. A researcher on Ottoman and Islamic astrology. Member of NCGR, ISAR, AFA, AFAN, A... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Mars - The Path to Actualizing Our Personal Power
What is the source of our personal will & power? How do we manifest Mars in our chart and life? In this lecture Laura will explore how we humans generally misuse this energy - more times than not, feeling helpless & dis-empowered. Laura will explore Mars through the 12 signs of the zodiac, looking at the most effective way for each Mars placement to actualize its personal power.

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avatar for Laura Nalbandian

Laura Nalbandian

UAC Coordinator
Laura is a second-generation astrologer, and the owner/coordinator of NORWAC, established in 1984 by her mother Maggie. Laura has a love of teaching and lectures at conferences around the world. Her focus is using the Pluto method of Evolutionary Astrology, and as one of Jeffrey... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Medical Astrology and Neptune in Pisces
This medical lecture will identify the health problems associated with Neptune in Pisces. Neptune in Pisces has issues connected with the Occipital Lobe of the Brain as this Lobe is ruled by the element of Water and Serotonin levels in the body. I will discuss depression-anxiety-insomnia, OCD, candida, celiac disease and seizures, arthritis, IBS and food allergies/intolerances. Because Neptune can cause “boundary” issues, rheumatoid arthritis can be directly connected with SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth).

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avatar for Lynn Koiner

Lynn Koiner

Lynn Koiner has been a full-time professional astrologer since June 1969. She is the International Liaison for the National Council for Geocosmic Research, Inc., conducting Global Gatherings interviews with astrologers in other countries. Her primary focus for research is evaluat... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Introduction to Traditional Mundane Astrology
This lecture is based on numerous translations and historical research into traditional mundane astrology, and will focus on several techniques from Ptolemy and medieval Arabic astrologers, illustrated with charts from World War I: eclipse interpretation, Saturn-Jupiter conjunctions, triplicity shifts, mundane profections, and ingress charts. Events discussed will include the Balkan Wars and Serbian politics, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and the outbreak of the war in 1914.

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avatar for Benjamin Dykes

Benjamin Dykes

Dr. Benjamin Dykes is a leading traditional astrologer and translator who earned his PhD in philosophy and taught philosophy courses at universities in Illinois and Minnesota. He recently published Astrology of the World Vols. 1-2 and Traditional Astrology for Today. In 2016-17 h... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Does Uranus Make Me Gay? How Uranus Came to be Associated with Homosexuality in the Birth Chart
The archetype of the “Divine Hermaphrodite” has its roots in Plato. By tracing its history from Plato’s Symposium to Karl Heinrich Ulrich’s coining of the term “Uranian” in the 1860s to describe male and female homosexuals, I’ll demonstrate how a social trend that existed independently of Astrology got adopted by Astrology to describe a specific planetary function in the horoscope and how this informed interpretations dealing with relationships, sex, and sexuality from the 1930s on.

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avatar for Christopher Renstrom

Christopher Renstrom

Christopher Renstrom is the creator of Rulingplanets.com, a subscription-based Astrology website adapted from his book Ruling Planets published by HarperCollins. Renstrom writes daily horoscopes for The San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com. Exclusive astrologer for Patti Stange... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Activating Your Aspects
Discover a fresh way to assess and prioritize aspects. Learn how to determine the most important aspect in your chart. We’ll re-vision aspects and incorporate traditional ideas about aspects and personality. Take a deeper look at the planets and your aspects, and uncover which ‘lines of energy’ most influence you. Along the way you’ll discover which aspect most affects your career, and which aspect best describes your love life.

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avatar for Kelly Surtees

Kelly Surtees

Kelly is a professional astrologer who shares her passion for astrology through client consults, teaching and writing. With more than 16 years in private practice, Kelly is experienced, friendly and insightful. Kelly is passionate about predictive astrology and loves using tradit... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Multi-Dimensional Astrology - Engaging the Living Soul of the Archetypes
“Metaphor is the Language of the Soul....” Marion Woodman (Jungian Analyst). The potential of Astrology to heal on a soul level is profound, yet, is often overlooked in the technique and application of how it is practiced. Learn how to engage your own, and your clients creative imagination in chart work and how to speak directly to the Soul. Topics include: Gestalt dialoguing with Archetypes, Active Imagination and Journey work, Intuition, AstroDrama and more.

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avatar for Patricia Walsh

Patricia Walsh

Patricia is a certified Deep Memory Process (DMP) regression practitioner and Chief Trainer for Dr. Roger Woolger’s Institute of Deep Memory Process® (since 2002). She is also a certified Evolutionary Astrologer from the Jeffrey Wolf Green School of Evolutionary Astrology (200... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Predictive Applications of Planetary Nodes, the Latitude Cycle and Retrograde Loops
This lecture presents pioneering research which illustrates planetary nodes, the latitude cycle and retrograde loops as three elements of a unified picture of planetary motion. Going beyond simplistic pictures derived from a single dimension of east/west motion along the ecliptic (celestial longitude) and moving into understanding and incorporating the vertical dimension of planetary motion known as celestial latitude, we tap tremendous predictive potentials. Varied examples from political elections, economic downturns and sporting contests are provided.

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avatar for Gary Caton

Gary Caton

Gary P Caton is an eclectic astrologer, successfully combining elements of traditional/visual techniques, classical horoscopy and modern astrology over the last 23 years. A true veteran speaker, Gary tours the circuit, presenting for 41 different organizations in 21 states, 4 cou... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Essentials of Relationship Analysis
Join me for this fun and informative lecture on determining the compatibility between charts. Using chart examples, we'll identify key factors in healthy, dynamic relationships as well as the stumbling blocks that get in the way. You'll learn the differences between synastry and composite charts and when to use each. Whether you're new to relationship delineation or an intermediate practitioner, you'll walk away with clear guidelines and practical approaches that hone your interpretive skills!

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avatar for Michelle Gould

Michelle Gould

Michelle Gould is an internationally recognized speaker and teacher of astrology who integrates the best of traditional and modern techniques into her counseling practice. She is a founding member of the AYA, an instructor at the Avalon School of Astrology, and a contributor to M... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Charts of Conflict – Field Battles and Castle Besiegement
There were two types of conflicts in medieval astrology, that of a field battle, where two opposing forces meet on a relatively level playing field, and that of a castle besiegement, where one party held the high ground. To decide the outcome of such conflicts, in the thirteenth century Guido Bonatti developed a precise set of techniques. This lecture places this work into the modern setting of modern sporting events, or any chart of conflict.

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avatar for Bernadette Brady

Bernadette Brady

Bernadette Brady holds a PhD in Anthropology (2012) UWTSD and she is co principle of Astro Logos Ltd and is a professional consulting and teaching astrologer. She is also a tutor at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in the online MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Understanding The Essence of the Person Using Basic Vedic Astrology
Understanding the basic fundamental concepts of Vedic Astrology: Karma, pillars or purposes, gunas or qualities and doshas or body types, we can describe with great certainty the essence of a person. This conference is geared to Western and Vedic astrologers. We will explain in simple language the four concepts which include karma, pillars, gunas and doshas. We will look at three individuals charts which you should be able to identify the essence of the person.

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avatar for Monica Escalante-Ochoa

Monica Escalante-Ochoa

Monica Escalante-Ochoa is a Mexican astrologer with a NCGR-PAA Level IV certification. She is president and founder of the AstroMexico Chapter. Monica has been a practicing astrologer since 1996, being a national and international lecturer and teacher. She has written astrologica... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

1:00pm

Free Lunch Lectures
Sunday May 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

2:30pm

The Consultation Chart is a Great Tool!
The consultation chart is a useful tool to understand the situation and process a client is in when he/she seeks advice or therapy. You can use it in every situation, no matter if the client wants a psychological or business advice and therapist can even see the problem and the development of the therapy in this chart. The consultation chart is in a fascinating way interwoven with the birth chart and ones transits and progressions.

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avatar for Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Recipient of the Regulus Award for Education in 1998 Astrological practice plus teaching astrology for more than 40 years I have written 36 books in Dutch, some of them are translated Editor of the Dutch Astrological Journal Symbolon Speaker at international conferences Teaching... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

The Astrological Biorhythm: The Progressed Moon by Declination
In addition to the cyclical motion around the chart, declination reveals the vertical dimension of height and depth. Cancer is at the northernmost declination, and Capricorn is southern. The Progressed Moon rises and falls in a 28 year cycle, spending 7 years in each "season," beginning with the cardinal signs. We all go through peaks and valleys through the seasonal cycle. The dimension of declination provides indispensable insight to our evolution as seen through progressions.

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avatar for Eric Meyers

Eric Meyers

Eric Meyers is a full-time professional counseling astrologer, teacher and author of 6 books (including The Astrology of Awakening Volumes 1 & 2, Elements & Evolution, Uranus and Between Past & Presence). He has a M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Forecasting with Vibrational Astrology
Hidden in the astrology chart is a tapestry of geometric patterns that can be utilized for forecasting purposes. Moving into the quantum world of astrology, this class will describe some of the most powerful, yet underutilized, forecasting tools that can illuminate the micro world’s elegant geometry of prediction.

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avatar for Gisele Terry

Gisele Terry

UAC Advisor
Gisele Terry has been working as an astrological consultant for over thirty years. The co-director of the Consulting Skills Training Program for ISAR, Gisele also designed and teaches the counseling skills course for The Avalon School of Astrology in Gainesville, Florida. Gisele... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

W.D. Gann and Astrological Trading Methods
W.D. Gann was a legendary Wall St Stock Market forecaster and trader. By looking back at the past, he discovered that specific planetary cycles coincided with Bull/Bear market conditions. This knowledge gave him foresight and the ability to forecast not only market trends but also those related to world issues.

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avatar for Olga Morales

Olga Morales

Olga Morales is the founder of Astrology for Gann Traders. She has been teaching and lecturing on the astrological trading methods of Wall St trader and astrologer, W.D. Gann since 2005. Olga has travelled teaching Gann methods throughout Australia, Hong Kong, London, UAE and in... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Speed Reading - Making Connections to the Past, Present, and Future
Astrologers using the Tri and Quad wheels can make a quick assessment of past and current cycles simultaneously to find patterns that are essential for a consultation. These could become your new favorite tools for review of the natal chart. Gaining insight becomes much easier when looking at the information all at once to make assessments of the connections through time.

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avatar for Richard Smoot

Richard Smoot

Richard Smoot has been a professional astrologer since 1971 and speaks nationally and internationally. Currently, he is the publisher of the ISAR’s Journal, "International Astrologer", the Operations Manager for ISAR; co-creator of ISAR’s Consulting Skills Program; and serves... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Twelve Co-creative Lessons and Spiritual Insights I Learned from the Twelve Zodiac Signs
The ability to attract and manifest what you want in your life through an open heart and a co-creative partnership with a higher force is the new reality frontier. You can create the life you want, but you need more than an affirmation. The process is founded on spiritual principles which can be seen in traditional interpretations of the zodiac signs. This lecture presents psychological reasons for spiritual growth.

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avatar for Mary Shea

Mary Shea

Mary Shea,, (AKA Mary Juno), M.A. Counseling Psychology, is an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and counselor. A life-long student of astrology and mysticism, Mary integrates spiritual principles with astrological and psychological concepts to foster personal growth, g... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Vedic Medical Astrology
Vedic Medical astrology is a science that demands a union of knowledge of both astrology and medicine. Ideally, it takes years of acquiring astrological expertise and also becoming totally familiar with physiology, anatomy and pathology to qualify as a medical astrologer who being an Ayurvedic physician, can accurately sense body type, imbalances, weak spots and advice clients on the best procedures for regaining health. We will be discussing the application of Medical Astrology.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is a world-renown Ayurvedic physician & Educator. He has traveled worldwide popularizing Ayurvedic Medicine, Jyotish & other Vedic Sciences. An experienced Clinician & an insightful Medical Astrologer, who adds tremendous value to his clients and students alike. He is a recipient of... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
TBA

2:30pm

Astrology of the Reformation/Renaissance – A 500 Year Old Mirror of Our Times

At the crossroads of Western Civilization, German theologian Philip Melanchthon straddled the societal, religious and philosophical cracks opening everywhere. He remained faithful to God and to astrology despite popular sensational abuses and disastrous forecasts at the time and Martin Luther’s objections to it. Using both classical and modern charts, here is an interesting story about their relationship and how Melanchthon's work, including the translation of Tetrabiblos into Latin, served as a bridge.


Speakers
avatar for Victoria Smoot

Victoria Smoot

Victoria joined ISAR in 2010 and earned her ISAR.CAP certification and is the editor-in-chief of ISAR’s journal, The International Astrologer. She is also certified with Organization of Professional Astrology OPA, having studied and practiced astrology since the early 1970s... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
TBA

2:30pm

Liberating Trickster: the Art of Critique and Blessing, in Personal and Collective Cahooting
Whatever planets we speak to in another is the part of them we are inviting to dance with that corresponding part of ourselves. (Why we want to discern, but not judge, because the latter invites the least evolved part of others to dance with the least evolved part of ourselves. Never pretty.) We honor each planet as representing a living Intelligence residing within us, connecting us to the world (gleaning 22 years of astro*politico radio.)

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey

Caroline W Casey, founder of Coyote Network News, an astro*mytho*politico news service; on-line Trickster Training Councils, personal astro-consulting since 1970,;Weaver-of-Context for The Visionary Activist Radio Show, astrologically framed radio: critique and solution, for 22 y... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

How the “Nightmarish” 6th, 8th and 12th Houses, Don’t Have to Stay that Way...
Classically, the 6th, 8th and 12th houses were often deemed the “bad” houses of any horoscope. However, the challenges of these houses have powerful opportunities for genuine growth and development. Reynolds will unpack rationally why these houses have the reputation they have. Then what we can do to make the best of these difficult places in our chart.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Reynolds

Samuel Reynolds

Planning Committee
Samuel F. Reynolds, a former critic of astrology, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent 25 years doing charts and studying astrology. Now Samuel consults and teaches astrology full-time in New York City. He also serves on a few astrology organizational bo... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

The Arc of the Infinite - the Planetary Nodes in Individual and Collective Evolution
In this talk Mark will reintroduce the idea of all of the planets having a nodal axis and how the Planetary Nodes can expand our picture of both individual and collective evolution. It will explore how the influence of the Planetary Nodes on the natal and event charts indicates the way collective significance manifests within the individual life story and within significant events. The talk will be illustrated with multiple historical examples.

Speakers
avatar for Mark  Jones

Mark Jones

Mark Jones is an Astrologer, Psychosynthesis Therapist and Hypnotherapist working with clients and students all over the world. Mark’s first book explains his approach; Healing the Soul: Pluto, Uranus and the Lunar Nodes. Mark’s second book; The Soul Speaks: the Therapeutic P... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Tracking World Events through Venus Cycles
For those who like mundane and political astrology, this is a fascinating way to look at the larger cycles of history, tracking major world events. This technique is based upon the Star of Venus, which orbits in a pentagram, passing through a particular region of zodiacal space (signs) in 100-year periods. What can we learn from past passages – and what important trends do we see unfolding in the 21st century?

Speakers
avatar for Arielle Guttman

Arielle Guttman

Arielle began her astrological studies in 1974 and has since authored five books in the field. Her latest, Venus Star Rising: A New Cosmology for the 21st Century, has aroused much interest in the astrological field. Arielle has lectured around the world for various astrological... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Reframing Intimate Relationships
Relationship paradigms are shifting: big time! Yet, some traditional models for relationship persist. We'll look back historically, but it's time to shake up the models we devise to accommodate the evolution of personal relationships. Uranus in Taurus suggests change in how we relate, and also implies that we might want to revise techniques we use to evaluate a relationship. How might these factors alter the way we look at relationships through the lens of astrology?

Speakers
avatar for Gloria Star

Gloria Star

A professional astrologer, author and teacher for longer than she cares to admit, Gloria's work in astrology is far-reaching. Beyond work with her international clientele, her writing and editing encompasses 29 astrology books, countless articles for periodicals, and columns in-p... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

The Good and Evil Daimons: A Traditional Approach to the 11th and 12th Houses
The daimon was a semi-divine being that stood behind the names of the 11th and 12th houses – the rejoicing places of Jupiter and Saturn, the great kings of the Greek pantheon. This talk will weave ancient philosophy and classical myth with Hellenistic and Medieval techniques that delineate the topics of friends and enemies and the realization of one’s hopes and dreams as illustrated in the charts of current political figures.

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Demetra George

Demetra George, M.A., looks to classical antiquity for inspiration in her pioneering work in mythic archetypal astrology, traditional techniques, and translations from ancient Greek. She is the author of Astrology For Yourself, Asteroid Goddesses, Mysteries of the Dark Moon, Find... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Eclipses and Prediction: Unveiling the Truth
During eclipses secrets of the past appear to give clues opening a new awareness. Examples of past revelations from historical events prove the predictive value of eclipses.

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avatar for Joni Patry

Joni Patry

Joni is one of the most recognized Vedic astrologers in the world. She published many books, and appeared on national and international television, her YouTube channel and an online magazine, Astrologicmagazine.com. As the keynote speaker for international conferences, she has a... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Decent Exposure – Right Timing
Whether running a business or building a practice, good branding is vital. Faye shows how astrology can provide inspiration for designing and creating a powerful presence on websites and social media. Timing is a crucial element in organizations too. While researching her MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, Faye developed her ‘Company Clock’ using the 72-year Huber Age Progression. This model has proven to be an excellent tool for determining business timing, including for branding.

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Faye Blake-Cossar

Faye Blake-Cossar www.fayecossar.com New Zealand born Faye is founder of the Amsterdam School of Astrology, which hosts international speakers. She is also an Inner Child-Regression therapist and business consultant and has spoken at the world’s major conferences. She holds an... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Raw Story: How Chiron Returns & Transits Reveal and Heal
Since its 1977 discovery, "Chiron the Chiropractor" has been dubbed the "Wounded Healer". What does that actually mean and how does Chiron's transits and returns manifest in the charts of individuals and of the USA? We will explore how personal, karmic and collective aches and pains are exposed through Chiron's 49-50 year journey through our horoscope and the four (and almost 5th) Chiron Returns in the chart of America.

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Shelley Ackerman

After graduating from NYC’s HS of Music & Art, She began working and performing at the world-famous Improvisation. Throughout her award-winning career, she studied astrology and collected birth data. Eventually, astrology eclipsed all. In 1992 She obtained the then candidate Bi... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

God is in the Details: The TransNeptunian Points, Planets, Asteroids and Chiron
Specific attributes describing relationships and families, where we work and live, the way we eat and dress, how we express ourselves creatively and how we worship are contained in delineations of the TNP's in aspect to traditional planets, Chiron and the four major asteroids. Beginners are welcome.

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avatar for Faith McInerney

Faith McInerney

Faith's research articles on aspects and delineation of planets with asteroids, Chiron and the TNP's have appeared in NCGR and Uranian Society publications. She wrote "Midpoint Corner" for the Uranian Society web site and her blog "Midpoint Observatory" is viewed over 1000 times... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Symmetrical Astrology & Harmonics in the Markets
Today's financial markets offer never-ending opportunities, especially for savvy astro-traders who combine astrological understanding with disciplined fundamental and technical analysis. This presentation focuses on innovative, powerful and successful astro-trading strategies, revealing the ways that planetary harmonics are reflected in trading activity and suggesting specific methods for anchoring market analysis in key dynamic principles through the tools and insights of symmetrical astrology. It features First-Trade horoscopes, eclipse cycles, pattern recognition in market trends, and much more.

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avatar for Tim Bost

Tim Bost

Tim Bost's money-making astrological approach to the stock market has produced astro-trading strategies that have consistently out-performed major indices for fifteen consecutive years. Author of Basic Stock Market Astrology; W. D. Gann Secrets Revealed; and Mercury, Money and Th... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

The Geodetic Framework: Geodetic Means Earthly
The zodiac is laid across earth from Greenwich showing where planets are angular on a map, as well as drawing up a whole chart. It gives a quick bird's eye view of personal relocated planets and shows where eclipse patterns affect political, societal, geophysical and weather activity. Current news items will be shown as examples. Chris's new book: Geodetic Astrology for Relocating and World Affairs.

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avatar for Chris  McRae

Chris McRae

Chris has been a consultant, teacher, author, lecturer since 1970, lecturing at major astrological conferences and conducting workshops throughout the world including Russia, Europe, UK, South Africa, Israel, Australia, China. She has an international clientele. ISAR Board Vice-P... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Venus - Planet of Love and Money
Find out all about Venus, the most charming and intriguing of the planets. How does the Goddess of Love unfold her power in the signs and houses? What happens if she touches other planets by aspect? Why is she also the planet of money? What's her shadow side? And what happens when she turns retrograde to perform her magic pentagram in the skies? Fun and excitement are guaranteed in this lecture by Antonia Langsdorf!

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Antonia Langsdorf

Antonia Langsdorf is one of Europe’s most well-known astrologers. She is also a journalist, lecturer, and author from Cologne, Germany. From 2000 until 2007, she hosted "Astro Trends" on RTL Television. Since 2002, she has served as International Vice President (Germany) for IS... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

The Mutable Signs' Guide to Health
Each sign has characteristic physical and psychological correlates as well as a whole spectrum of related symptoms. What is less well known is that considering signs in the context of their crosses can reveal a great deal more about their role in the body. This lecture will explore the health challenges and strengths of the mutable signs. Using case studies we’ll track to the heart of their dynamic and discover practical solutions for improving wellbeing.

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avatar for Jane Ridder-Patrick

Jane Ridder-Patrick

Jane has trained as a pharmacist, naturopath, herbalist, psychotherapist and historian and writes, consults and lectures on astrology, its history and present-day psychological and medical applications in the UK and internationally. Her practice is in Edinburgh, where she also te... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

There's Curry in my Feta! The Development of Horoscopic Astrology in Indian and Egypt
From Ancient India and the Greek speaking Hellenistic Empire arose the practice of horoscopic astrology. We will review the transmission and development of astrological ideas between these two cultures. Did I say two? There were Greek colonies in India rapidly assimilating into traditional Indian culture, at the same time horoscopic astrology was finding a footing in both worlds. We will examine some of the latest research into how these two great cultures influenced each other.

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avatar for Kenneth Miller

Kenneth Miller

Kenneth D. Miller, MA, is a practicing astrologer in San Diego, California, USA. He received his Master’s Degree (History of Astrology) from Kepler College. He holds the title of Jyotish Kovid from the Council of Vedic Astrology. In addition Kenneth has made a study of Hellenis... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

The Stare of Cetus and Other Hazards in the Chart Using Visual Astrology
Visual Astrology is the astrology of working with the whole sky. It does not replace the horoscope but rather complements it. It adds a sky narrative which reveals different facets of ourselves not necessarily obvious or even present in the natal horoscope. This lecture looks at some of those myths and the challenges they present when your planets are there natally or travel through them in predictive work.

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avatar for Darrelyn Gunzburg

Darrelyn Gunzburg

Darrelyn Gunzburg (PhD, BA Hons) is a consulting, teaching astrologer and co-principal of Astro Logos Ltd. Astrological publications: Life After Grief: An Astrological Guide to Dealing with Loss (2004), AstroGraphology, the hidden link between your horoscope and your handwriting... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

The Hierarchy of Planets
The three trans-saturnine planets show the development of civilization. Saturn and Jupiter show the timing within society. Together these five planets create our external environment. The five personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) show how we become aligned with, and work through our personal karma. Personal struggles within a lifetime must accommodate the larger concerns and challenges posed by the external world. This talk demonstrates practical guidelines for dealing with these circumstances.

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avatar for Bob  Mulligan

Bob Mulligan

Bob has been a full time professional astrologer since 1974. Bob's main focus is using astrology for spiritual development serving clients and students globally. He writes a free monthly newsletter and wrote the book "Between Astrologers and Clients". He authored the astrological... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Quantum Astrology and The Particle/Wave Duality: Understanding How Metaphysics Impacts Physics in Chart Readings
Quantum theory turned 20th century science inside out yet its impact on the practice of astrology is little known. I have been developing a new model of astrology based on quantum mechanics for thirty years. This is the first time I will present the fundamentals of this work in a concise and singular presentation, including the basic concepts of Quantum Physics and their direct implications on the practice of astrology and working with transits.

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avatar for Rick Levine

Rick Levine

Cofounder of StarIQ.com (with Jeff Jawer), a founding Trustee of Kepler College, coauthor of Barnes and Noble's "Your Astrology Guide". Levine’s daily horoscopes reach millions of readers through Tarot.com. His DVD is "Quantum Astrology: Science, Spirit, and Our Place in the Cy... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

When Santa Claus Meets Darth Vader; The Jupiter Pluto Conjunction Throughout the Ages
When these two planets sidle up to each other one doesn't know whether to open the champagne or go into lock-down. Either way polarities preside, but during this conjunction in 2020 will we achieve global, transformational change or battle Armageddon with plutocrats? Examples of this conjunction throughout history will shed new light on old dilemmas.

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avatar for Jackie Slevin

Jackie Slevin

Jackie Slevin M.A., C.A. NCGR-PAA, is the NCGR Director of Education and author of Finding Success in the Horoscope. A graduate of Classical Studies in Horary and biography writer for Lois Rodden’s Astrodatabank, she was a Track Coordinator and speaker at UACs 1998, 2002, and 2... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

The High Price of Love: Fated Emotional Attachments in an Impermanent World
Venus, Mars, Venus, Mars. "Moonlight and love songs never out of date, hearts full of passion, jealousy, and hate..." We all search for intimate connections we hope will give us security. As the outer planets and newly discovered planets constantly demonstrate, however, being open to change is our only hope for personal evolution.

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avatar for Michael Lutin

Michael Lutin

Author: SATURN SIGNS, MADE IN HEAVEN, CHILDHOOD RISING, SUNSHINES: THE ASTROLOGY OF BEING HAPPY Trained in communicative psychoanalytic psychotherapy Playwright (with Bob Lewinger/Doug Morton): PARDON MY PLUTO, I WAS NOSTRADAMUS' GIRLFRIEND, WHAT GOD SAYS GOES, GONE WITH THE WIND... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

The Origins of the House Division Issue in Hellenistic Astrology
As modern astrologers we all know that there are many different forms of house division to choose from, and that this has traditionally been one of the most hotly debated topics in the community. But how did this debate first begin, and where did all of the different systems come from? By looking back into the early tradition we will explore the origins of the debate, and potentially find some ways to resolve it.

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avatar for Chris Brennan

Chris Brennan

Chris Brennan is a professional astrologer from Denver, Colorado. He was educated at Kepler College, focusing on cross-cultural comparisons between the astrological traditions. He is the former President of the Association for Young Astrologers, and the former Research Director o... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Coping with Planetary Crisis - Finding Contentment in Times of Despair
Planetary crisis come in two forms. One comes from the natal chart and the other when the planets are in stress by transits and even when they are not reflected in our natal chart we have to live through the times. Komilla will discuss Moon and Saturn’s Transit, eclipses, Rahu Ketu. The Vedic remedies and techniques of dealing with the difficult transit and how not to make them into Crisis’s.

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avatar for Komilla Sutton

Komilla Sutton

Bio Komilla Sutton is an internationally renowned consultant, teacher & lecturer. Her Academy teaches online study programs. She is the co-Founder & Chair of the British Association of Vedic Astrology, has been leading trips to India since 1999 and sponsoring Vedic Astrology Conf... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

6:00pm

Free/Open evening
Sunday May 27, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Monday, May 28
 

8:00am

Registration & Hospitality
Monday May 28, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
5th Floor Booth

8:30am

Announcements and Raffle
Monday May 28, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Market Place

9:00am

Methods of Astrological Consultation
Roy will work with attendees’ charts, giving live practical demonstrations illustrating the pitfalls and more fruitful ways of conducting the consultation process. How much should we prepare? What part should technical chart details and the client’s narrative play in the session? How should we handle prediction? How can we leave the client with clear understanding and free choice?

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avatar for Roy Gillett

Roy Gillett

President The Astrological Association in UK [since 1999]; Chair of Trustees of a London Buddhist Centre. Organizer and/or speaker at world-wide international conferences since 1980; has published mundane forecasts all this time, firstly in astro-diaries and, from 2002, bi-monthl... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Is it a Child? Is it an Adult? It’s a Teenager
Although the concept of “teenager” is a relatively modern one there is no doubt that teenagers experiencing this extreme psychological and physical growth spurt affect the lives of everyone around them. In this lecture I would like to explore what astrologically makes a teenager a teenager. We will also explore how using astrology can help the rest of the family cope with this difficult time.

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avatar for Chris Turner

Chris Turner

Chris Turner has been a successful practising astrologer, teacher, international lecturer, author and columnist for close to 40 years. She is currently best known as the coordinator of the highly successful Breaking Down the Borders bi annual cyber conference. Alongside her publi... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Western Sidereal Astrology
Western sidereal astrology is based on the Babylonian sidereal zodiac, the original zodiac. Cyril Fagan, an Irish astrological scholar, introduced the Babylonian zodiac to the West in 1944, after he had studied the ancient astronomical materials excavated from the Near and Middle East. An increasing number of western astrologers now use this type of astrology for accurate interpretations and predictions. This talk will provide an overview of the history and rationale of western sidereal astrology.

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avatar for Kenneth Bowser

Kenneth Bowser

Kenneth Bowser, author of An Introduction to Western Sidereal Astrology, and Primary Directions and the Horoscope of the United States, has studied both astrology and ancient history for over forty years. Known for his careful scholarship in the field of ancient astrology, Ken le... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Now Give Me Money, That's What I Want (Barrett Strong)
“The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees, now give me money, that's what I want” (Barrett Strong). Working with Astrological Forecast Trading on monthly basis according to the New and Full Moon. I will share my teaching life experience on how to get the best performances in trade, being an astro-financial reporter and consultant.

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avatar for Grazia Mirti

Grazia Mirti

Grazia Mirti, University degree in Economics, has been accountancy astrologer and journalist about forecasting, astrological culture and financial astrology. She is authoress of astrological books, runs every year astrological courses and speaks at conferences and seminars. For 1... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Mars Transits, the Mars Cycle, and the Mars Return
By looking at Mars, you can create a roughly 22-month action plan at a glance. We will explore the Mars cycle including transits, with particular emphasis on the Mars return. And yes, we'll look at what happens when Mars goes retrograde. Bring your chart and your current Mars return!

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avatar for Donna Van Toen

Donna Van Toen

Donna Van Toen is the founder of SOTA, a regional conference held in the Buffalo NY area each year. She is also an active consultant and teacher who has lectured for numerous schools and groups in the US and Canada. Her approach is psycho-spiritual and she is known for her wit in... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Will the Real Neptune Please Stand Up?
As a Neptunian, are you fated to suffer from confusion and delusion? Is that all there is to Neptune? What about artistic abilities, special sensitivities, and psychic and spiritual gifts? Let’s focus on the positive Neptune and consider some helpful and protective practices for coping with Neptunian sensitivities. How can we best use our imagination and intuition? How can we best manage its manifestations on the physical, emotional, and mental levels?

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avatar for Priscilla  Costello

Priscilla Costello

Priscilla, M.A., Dipl. CAAE, is a counselling astrologer, speaker and writer with a professional practice spanning over 35 years. She has spoken widely in Canada and the U.S., at numerous conferences sponsored by NCGR, AFA, SOTA, and at previous UACs. Founder and Director of The... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Of Seeds and Stars
In classical medicine, parts of the body, diseases, and medicinal herbs are all said to have planetary rulerships, creating an interconnected chain of astrological correspondence. In this talk we’ll identify and discuss herbs belonging to each planet using the works of Culpeper, Galen, and modern herbalism as a guide. We’ll learn how to apply these principles to our own lives to develop a great addition to any health regimen.

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avatar for Ryhan Butler

Ryhan Butler

Ryhan is a professional astrologer, lecturer, and teacher based in the Dallas area and the author of the Medieval Astrology Guide website. Ryhan has studied classical astrological techniques with an emphasis on medieval astrology for just short of a decade. He has lectured locall... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Medieval Conundrum in Modern Light
Still relevant in our modern humanistic world: Astrology at the crossroads of religion and Aristotelian philosophy – as it played out in 1194 between Jewish Rabbis and Maimonides, the renowned philosopher. And where was Ibn Ezra in all that?

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avatar for Meira Epstein

Meira Epstein

Meira Epstein, C.A., NCGR-PAA, is a professional certified astrologer, a teacher on the NY-NCGR faculty, and a speaker at international conferences. Teacher for the NCGR Online Education Program - comprehensive preparation and mastery for the PAA Certification. Publications: Tran... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Hephaestus: Rejection, Envy and Creativity
Hephaestus, the crippled smith, is conceived by his mother without a father, then rejected for his deformity. His myth illuminates the shadow issues around Jupiter, about not being good enough, in a parent's eyes. Hephaestus, the devalued masculine, is courted for his ingenuity and skill, mocked for his wife's infidelity. We will look at mothers and sons, and how creativity may bring healing to envy.

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avatar for Lynn Bell

Lynn Bell

Lynn Bell is an author, speaker and consulting astrologer with many years of in-depth client work, and a profound interest in the effects of psyche on people’s lives. She teaches for the CPA and the LSA in London online for MISPA and Astrology University, and has spoken at most... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Heart of Your Chart: 7 Steps to Horoscope Synthesis
This new talk is designed to help astrologers of all levels develop a method of spotting the signatures, key aspects and essential components of *any* birth chart – all without getting lost in too much detail. Frank will show how to make lightning-fast connections and pinpoint a horoscope’s major scripts, themes, and dynamics. These steps include identifying: motivation and style, the chart’s main archetypes, its key themes and obsessions, and the life’s main work.

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avatar for Frank Clifford

Frank Clifford

Frank Clifford has built an eclectic career in astrology as: the writer of a dozen books; a consultant astrologer; a researcher of birth data; and an international lecturer who runs the London School of Astrology. Frank publishes astrology books through his Flare imprint, has gue... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Feminine Path of Self-Awakening and Personal Brilliance: Three Essential Aspects
The interplay of three astrological factors illumines the uniquely feminine path of consciousness for both women and men: the foundational Moon, the emotional intelligence of Venus, and the soul mysteries of Black Moon Lilith. Let's explore their impact on the choices we make in our lives and relationships and how to judge the relative strength of each, separately and together. This is not a simple, sequential developmental path, but particular to each of us.

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avatar for Kelley Hunter

Kelley Hunter

Kelley Hunter, Ph.D. is a seasoned Depth Astrologer and AstroMythologist. Her teaching and consultation work are informed by psychology, spirituality, stargazing and creative processes, primarily visual and dramatic arts. Author of Living Lilith: Four Dimensions of the Cosmic Fem... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Drawing on the Past to Understand Our Present and Define Our Future – Generational Astrology
Currently everyone in their 50’s has Uranus, Pluto or both of these planets in Virgo, whilst those in their early-mid 30’s has a combination of either Saturn, Uranus and Neptune in Capricorn. A new generation is soon to be born with Aquarian signatures. How are our economics defined, our political platforms created and our society in general influenced by each generation’s characteristics, actions and voices?

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avatar for Wendy Stacey

Wendy Stacey

Wendy Stacey B.A, M.A, Dip LSA is Chairperson for the Astrological Association, Principal of the international Mayo School of Astrology, author of 'Consulting with Astrology' (2011), 'Uranus Square Pluto'. (2012), 'Relationships and Astrology' (2016), 'The Houses by Element' (201... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Astrology and the Unseen Side of Relationship
Many of us have experienced the rollercoaster of relationship. Love that we felt was true, suddenly or gradually slides into disappointment, anger, sadness, and separation. How can we extract something of worth from these difficult hookups and messy endings? Let’s examine the 7th house, its planets, elements, and modalities for clues to the hidden aspects of our relational styles.

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avatar for Brad Kochunas

Brad Kochunas

Brad Kochunas is a therapeutic astrologer and retired clinical mental health counselor. He spent three decades behind the scenes in prison doing counseling and teaching astrology. He is an award winning writer, educator, and popular speaker at conferences. He still sees occasiona... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Hellenistic Doctrine of the Moon
The Hellenistic Astrological texts reveal a very elaborate and intricate system of definitions and considerations concerning the Moon, combining its phases, applications and separations, its pre - natal lunation and much more.  As the mediator of heaven and earth and the “nurse of generations” the Importance of the ancient Lunar doctrine, to any field of astrology, cannot be disregarded.

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avatar for Michael Ofek

Michael Ofek

Michael Ofek is a professional astrologer, writer and teacher from Israel. He has been practising and researching the traditional lineage of astrology with an emphasis on Hellenistic astrology and its connection with Greco-Egyptian Cosmology, Philosophy and Magic. His passion lies in unveiling and reconstructing the conceptual roots of the tradition and the reintegration of these ancient arts. Co-founder of the Israeli professional astrology magazine... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Michigan/MI State

9:00am

The Annual Chart - Varshaphal - Solar Returns
Christina will cover the Vedic Annual Solar Return for individuals and the Annual Varshaphal of a country. How your solar return influences a year. The different ways a country annual chart is used and how each country’s Varshaphal can be compared to disaster events in that country, such as elections, the economy, shootings, bombings, or earth changes such as earthquakes and volcanoes.

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avatar for Christina Collins

Christina Collins

Vachaspati Christina Collins began her 61 years of sidereal astrological studies with her grandfather in 1955 at the age of 7, incorporating the Vedic system 45 years ago in 1971. Founding Board member of ACVA, she works both as a consultant and researcher, with 8 honorary titles... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Pushing through Time: Synodics and Other Cycles
Certain major conjunctions like Synodic cycles are trigger points for a series of events evolving at specific periods as they continue through their cycle. They can be applied both to financial as well as personal cycles, particularly the faster alignments. Synodics are the subject of Georgia Stathis' current writings and she shares her system in this entertaining as well as informative lecture.

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avatar for Georgia Stathis

Georgia Stathis

Georgia Stathis (www.starcycles.com ), Business Astrologer has a B.S. degree, M.B.A. degree since 1977! Wrote Business Astrology 101 and contributes to various publications such as OPA's, The Professional Astrologer-2016. Faculty member of Kepler College, MAYO School of Astrology... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Eclipses – Portals of Destiny
As the Sun and Moon cover each other in perfect symmetry (or close enough), the lights are off as our ego is blindfolded. Eclipse alignments are an opening of celestial gates and their effect can radically alter the course of our lives. Maurice will explore the influence of eclipses on both personal and collective levels, understanding their cycle and looking the important eclipses of the coming years.

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avatar for Maurice Fernandez

Maurice Fernandez

Maurice Fernandez, author of the books Neptune, the 12th House and Pisces (New Edition), and Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness—Volume One, is a leading Evolutionary Astrology counselor and teacher, currently based in Hawaii. He directs a critically acclaimed professi... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Inner Dialog, Outer Experience
Learn about the Personal Points used in Symmetrical Astrology. Seeing how they’re derived from the celestial sphere gives one a greater understanding of all astrological forms. This approach unlocks a deeper meaning of character and destiny while showing the deeper sides of the inner life and outlook. Fitting into this world is revealed through various levels of connection and their underlying principles. Using the Personal Points provides a framework to interpret any kind of horoscope.

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avatar for Gary Christen

Gary Christen

Gary Christen a well-known Uranian astrologer, which he has evolved into modern Symmetrical Astrology. Gary’s the first person in modern times awarded an accredited BA in Astrology (Livingston College, Rutgers University, 1974). An international lecturer and professional astrol... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Economic, Real Estate and Business Cycles for 2018 and Beyond
Using astrological cycles that have worked for over 100 years in real estate, business and the economy, you'll learn how to use these cycles to your financial advantage. The McWhirter cycles have accurately predicted the state of the economy and stock market direction for over eighty years. The Real Estate Values cycle first tracked by Alice Reichard going back to the 1860s has continued to indicate the direction of the housing market.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Morris

Grace Morris

Planning Committee
Grace K. Morris, M.S., NCGR-PAA, ISAR C.A.P., LPMAFA, timing/trends specialist, president of Astro Economics, Inc. publishes two newsletters, the Astro Economics Stock Market Newsletter and The Right Time and founder of the World Conference of Astro Economics. Morris' latest book... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Advanced Solar Returns
Do you want to get the most information out of your solar return? Now you can forecast for the next year with a rich set of predictive techniques taught by Nina Gryphon. You will master techniques like identifying the overall tone of the year, predicting major events, using natal chart triggers, and more. Feel free to bring your own natal chart and the solar return for an important year.

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avatar for Nina Gryphon

Nina Gryphon

Nina Gryphon is a practicing astrologer and corporate lawyer. Her predictions have appeared in USA Today and many other major publications, and she has appeared on national radio and television. She received her JD, and MA/BA from Stanford University, and completed John Frawley... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Those Very Important Chart Angles
There are Seven Chart Angles, and the Ascendant and the MC are just two. I call the Chart Angles “The Personal Sensitive Points” (PSPs). Each PSP represents a different part of the mind: the immediate mind, the background mind, the ESP mind, the Social Awareness mind, etc. Come and Discover.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Munkasey

Michael Munkasey

Michael Munkasey is a world-renowned astrological counselor, researcher and teacher, who has been awarded many professional astrology certifications. He has lectured on astrology internationally, written hundreds of articles and letters, and appeared on many radio and television... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Music, Magic, and Midpoints
This class examines the relationship between the chart of a composer and an individual in need of healing or alignment, from the perspective of midpoints and midpoint triggers. I present three case studies, address the neuroscience of music’s effect on the brain, explain midpoints and midpoint triggers, and the meaning of specific midpoints with examples. Ideas about how to prescribe the most effective music for therapeutic purposes is discussed.

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avatar for Holly RePenn

Holly RePenn

Holly currently practices Astrology full time in the Los Rios Historic District of San Juan Capistrano, on the oldest street in California. She owns and operates the popular Mosaic Astrology website, writes in-depth weekly horoscopes, and researches the astrological relationship... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Simon Forman's Astrology
Simon Forman wrote multiple versions of his astrological manual - none of which saw their way into print. History remembers him as an incompetent quack; astrologers as a highly skilled practitioner, especially of medical astrology. This talk examines his work (focusing on MS Sloane 99, which I have transcribed and published in an annotated and modernised version), and looks at Forman's sources, techniques and contribution to astrology.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Farnell

Kim Farnell

Currently President of Astrological Lodge of London (since 2008); previously Vice Chair of Astrological Association. DF Astrol S. and MA in Cultural Astronomy & Astrology; lectured on astrology at conferences in the UK, US, Poland and Serbia, and appeared on TV and radio as an as... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Goddess of Many Faces: How Astrology Evolves and Reveals Itself Differently in Different Eras
The astrology that emerged in the twentieth century from the work of Dane Rudhyar and other pioneers of its rebirth after its earlier modern eclipse is very different from the astrologies practiced in medieval Europe or the Hellenistic age, not to mention those from other cultures altogether. We will explore this mystery, and examine the deep coherence between different astrologies and the cultural Zeitgeists in which they’re embedded.

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avatar for Richard Tarnas

Richard Tarnas

Richard Tarnas is professor of psychology and cultural history at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he founded the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western world v... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Moon & Her Nodes
Experiences of the past (south node) are the foundation of your future (north node). The lunar nodes are important points in the chart that describe where and how you meet experiences that help you grow, integrate your life and find personal fulfillment. When not used consciously, the nodes indicate a serious imbalance, unfilled potential, problems in relationships and emotional drain. Examine the natal aspects of the lunar nodes and as well as transits to them.

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avatar for Joanne Wickenburg

Joanne Wickenburg

A practicing astrologer for many years, Joanne has lectured extensively throughout the US and abroad. She is the author of 8 books and a complete home-study course in astrology. Books include: A Journey Through the Birth Chart Your Hidden Powers: Retrograde Planets and Intercepte... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Integration of Previous Life by Discovering Shadow Guide
Our goal is to understand the previous life and the messages that we receive in present life, so that we can integrate previous and present incarnations. In order to do that we need to find the Shadow Guide – the energy that represents the previous incarnation in this life. This energy is represented in some form of animal, and during this lecture we’ll find the Shadow Guide for each participants, based on karmic astrology approach.

Speakers
avatar for Aleksandar Imsiragic

Aleksandar Imsiragic

Planning Committee
Aleksandar Imsiragic is ISAR Education Director and founder of the Johannes Kepler Astrological Institute in Belgrade, Serbia. He has been an astrologer for more than 25 years, teaches meditation, has written eleven astrological books, and has organized annual International Astro... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Johannes Kepler’s Mundane Astrology
The great astronomer Johannes Kepler realized that in certain respects traditional astrology failed to do the job it was supposed to do. It was unable to prevent war, preserve stability and therefore work for the common good. This talk will examine his reform of astrology, including his emphasis on free will and his creation of a modern astrology based on cycles.

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avatar for Nicholas Campion

Nicholas Campion

Nicholas Campion is Programme Director of the distance-learning Masters Degree in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. His books include the two volume 'A History of Western Astrology', 'The New Age in the Modern West: Counter-Culture... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Root of 'We': Full & Whole Relationships
Contemporary astrology offers tremendous insights into the complexities of our physiological, emotional, mental and spiritual natures. Yet when intimate relationships begin, we can easily lose track of ourselves for the glowing promise of union with another. This talk presents the Soulsign Astrology® map of relationship tantra, based on 15 years of in-depth counseling. The six essential signifiers for actualizing relationship potential (tantra) and mature understandings of femininity and masculinity beyond gender will guide us well!

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avatar for Adam Gainsburg

Adam Gainsburg

Adam Gainsburg is an author, teacher and consulting astrologer. His Soulsign Astrology illuminates the sentient interface of astrology and astronomy through his private practice and leading-edge classes. He emphasizes direct experience of our natal Sky+Chart to make astrology int... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

What do the Terms 'Malefic' and 'Benefic' Mean? What Do They Come From?
In both traditional Eastern and Western forms of astrology there are planets, houses and aspects that have been classified as "Good" or Benefic, and "Bad" or Malefic. Modern astrologers dispute this concept, and rightly so. What has been lacking is an explanation for why this classification has arisen. It takes more than good intentions to change these symbols from one to the other. This lecture discusses the causes of and solutions to the Malefic-Benefic polarization.

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avatar for Robert S Hand

Robert S Hand

Dr. Robert Hand has been called the Father of 21st Century Astrology. His theoretical work and client practice spans the greater part of 60 years. He holds memberships in the History of Science Society, the American Historical Association, ISAR and NCGR. Dr. Hand is a Patron of T... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Mysteries Of The Vedic Dasha System
The Vedic Dasha systems (planetary periods) are among the marvels of Vedic astrology. But to discern how effective the dasha will be, we need to see and understand each planet in the chart, what they signify and how they are configured with each other, especially through yogas and aspects. Those will be triggered by the Dashas and transits. The Vimshottari dasha system is used here, analyzed against a backdrop of the larger historical trends.

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avatar for Edith Hathaway

Edith Hathaway

Edith Hathaway is an international consultant in practice since 1980, author, teacher, and lecturer of Vedic astrology. Among her many awards and certifications: NCGR’s Level IV (Consulting Astrologer, 1989), Jim Lewis’s Master AstroCartoGrapher, 1988, plus numerous awards fr... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

1:00pm

Free Lunch Lectures
Monday May 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

2:30pm

Astropreneurship
ASTROPRENEURSHIP™ is the application of astrology with business principles for the professional astrologer/entrepreneur to start or grow a business in consideration of the natal chart(s) of the owner(s) and the business. The form of business, management, marketing, and finance principles will be discussed as well as ethical dilemmas. Electional astrology will be used to identify opportune times for various activities, such as starting a business, launching a website, and/or creating a presence on social media.

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avatar for Omari Martin

Omari Martin

He is a certified professional astrologer with the American Federation Astrologers (AFA) and President of The Friends of Astrology, Inc. based in Chicago, IL. His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Howard University and a Master of Acco... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

The Survivor's Guide to Saturn's Journey Around the Horoscope - Part 2
Last time we met, we discussed Saturn's transits through the houses of the horoscope as the manifestation of natal potential. Now, we'll zoom in on how transiting Saturn influences the natal planets by aspects and cycles through our lives as the development of character.

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avatar for John Marchesella

John Marchesella

John Marchesella is a full time astrologer in New York and in Los Angeles. John is a past Chair of NCGR, and has served as President and Education Director of NCGR-NYC. He is fully certified by NCGR-PAA, and a frequent contributor to astrological publications and speaker around t... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Intro to Out of Bounds Planets: Mercury, Venus, and Mars
We'll explore the seldom-used technique of declination to learn how the out of bounds signature alters our understanding of Mercury, Venus and Mars. Each of these planets can be "out of bounds," meaning that their declination is greater than that set by the Sun. Metaphorically, these planets operate "outside the Sun's jurisdiction." Many eye-opening chart examples will demonstrate how the out of bounds signature can dramatically enhance basic delineation.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Howard

Tony Howard

Tony Howard is a writer and astrologer from Portland, OR. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado, with a B.A. in History and Film Theory. His writing has been featured in The Mountain Astrologer and the Flare astrology anthology: Astrology, the Next Generati... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Recent Developments in Planetary Stock Selection
This presentation will be a new milestone in financial astrology. The speaker pioneered the use of the first-trade charts as well as computerized financial astrology. New and more powerful research has pushed this analysis into new areas that yield more accurate forecasting and stock selection. Now, the speaker has quantified the most effective techniques. The subjects will include the Jupiter Return method, the Mars-Neptune method, and stock group analysis, to name a few.

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avatar for William Meridian

William Meridian

Bill Meridian has been in the investment and astrology fields since 1972. He specializes in mundane and financial astrology. Bill first computerized financial astrology in the 1980s. He is a member of the Kenos Circle futurist society. He has authored 3 books and has reprinted the old Charles Jayne... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

From Horary to Natal and Back Again - Radical Charts and Radical Moments
The issue of radicality is a fascinating phenomenon. When horary charts align with nativities there is evidence of a synchronicity which suggests a connected pattern governing planetary alignments and the mind. This lecture demonstrates how radicality (connections between horary and natal charts) offers important predictive and therapeutic information. Drawing from a number of case studies, learn how the horary chart combined with the nativity can be used as a powerful diagnostic and forecasting tool.

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avatar for Damian Rocks

Damian Rocks

Damian Rocks is a professional astrologer, teacher and writer. He runs a busy practice in Sydney, Australia and manages www.starslikeyou.com.au, a popular website visited by thousands of people monthly. His focus is client-centered, with an emphasis on astrology, health and wellb... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Certification Exams and the Chart Calculation Requirements
Should astrological chart calculations be required on astrological certification exams? Since the advent of the personal computer it is no longer necessary to do the math – pushing a few buttons accomplishes that. Given this reduction in effort, many think that chart calculations should not be on exams and more emphasis should be placed on interpretation-related questions. I will discuss the pros and cons of this situation in detail and make some recommendations.

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avatar for Bruce  Scofield

Bruce Scofield

Bruce Scofield is an astrological consultant specializing in psychological analysis, relationships and electional astrology. He has authored seven books and numerous articles on astrology, has served on the education committee of NCGR since 1979 and is presently serving as presid... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Medieval Magic - Modern Medicine
Is Medieval astrology still relevant to today in the treatment of infertility? How to integrate the art of astrology with the science of modern medicine without compromising either.

Speakers
avatar for Nicola Smuts Allsop

Nicola Smuts Allsop

Nicola Smuts Allsop is a consulting astrologer, living in the UK. She has a diploma from Rod Suskin School of Astrology in South Africa, and a medieval diploma from Astrologos in the UK and a Master’s degree from the University of Christchurch in Canterbury in Myth, The Sacred... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Astrology and Cyberspace: The Impact of the Internet on Modern Western Astrology
The Internet, which has brought about great changes in areas of communication and the dissemination of information, has greatly impacted on astrology. My 2015 doctoral thesis examined the impact of the Internet on astrology. My research included interviews with 65 professional astrologers and sought their views on this topic. This talk discusses the main issues and concerns raised by the astrologers and draws conclusions about the impact of the Internet on modern western astrology.

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avatar for Frances Clynes

Frances Clynes

Frances has been a practising astrologer since 1987. Her qualifications include the Diploma from the Faculty of Astrological Studies where she is an online lecturer and a distance learning tutor, an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, and a PhD from the Sophia Centre where sh... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Alchemy and Astrology: East Meets West
How does alchemy relate to our lives and charts? Alchemy describes an archetypal process, and where we are in the process can be seen in the imagery that emerges in dream, art, and astrology. We go into the basics of alchemy's practice and principles, comparing these to 2 Eastern systems. After a visualization, we will learn the alchemical stages with their psychological and astrological dimensions, using case material and the visualization imagery.

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avatar for Claudia Bader

Claudia Bader

A psycho-spiritual experiential astrologer who loves research and prediction, Claudia has pioneered the interface between psychoanalysis, astrology, alchemy, art, and mandalas since 1973. Using multimedia, she has taught this mix in Asia, Europe, Canada, and the US Creator and facilitator of the labyrinth/mandala room through AFAN for 3 UACs, she is in private practice in NYC; also taking people to their soul homes with past life and spiritual regression. NCGR-PAA Level... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Genetics of Astrology: The Repeating Archetypal Themes in our Family System and their Purpose
Encoded in our birth charts like DNA are planetary aspects we inherited from our parents. The genetics of astrology, seen in transgenerational aspect patterns passed from one generation to the next, allows us to trace our karmic lineages and understand the purpose of the gifts and challenges we receive from our ancestors. Astrology permits conscious evolution of the karmic torches we bear by illuminating where we incarnate in the chain of the unfolding Great Story.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Garfield-Kabbara

Jessica Garfield-Kabbara

Jessica Garfield-Kabbara is an archetypal astrologer and depth psychotherapist practicing in San Francisco, CA since 2007. Jessica received her master’s degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in depth psychology after studying at the California Institute of Integral Studies wi... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

The Solar Arc Lunar Nodes
The transiting nodes move too fast to develop much depth. The progressed nodes move almost too slowly to notice. But in between, at about one degree per year, lie the all-important solar arc nodes. When will the karmic wave break? When the nodes hit, a feeling of deja vu pervades your life. You've said to the cosmos, "set it up again. I want another look at this question - and these people."

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avatar for Steven Forrest

Steven Forrest

Steven Forrest is the author of several astrological bestsellers including, THE INNER SKY, YESTERDAY’S SKY, and most recently THE BOOK OF NEPTUNE. He travels worldwide to teach his brand of choice-centered evolutionary astrology—an astrology which integrates free will, ground... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Astrology and Daily News
The best astrological education today is provided by the news media, which unerringly chooses the hottest planetary issues of the day. Studying events in this way the observant student can soon learn the art of correlating mundane events with astrology. You learn to live in the moment as your breath is taken away by the significance of everything unfolding moment by moment. Come and see what is going on right now around you!

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avatar for Adrian Duncan

Adrian Duncan

Adrian Ross Duncan has had a full-time astrology practice since 1985, is a former editor of the Astrological Journal and is author of “Doing Time on Planet Earth”, the World of Wisdom software/reports and “Astrology: Transformation and Empowerment”. His work can be seen t... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

The Natal Lunar Phase and Relationships
Two different narratives underscore every romantic partnership. One, driven by the passionate eroticism of sexual chemistry, is reflected in the astrology of Venus and Mars. But the other—a quieter tale of compatible temperaments and united purpose—is illustrated by the astrological connection between the Sun and Moon. Understanding the lunar phase at your birth can help you understand how to make relationship choices that are truly satisfying.

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avatar for April Kent

April Kent

April Elliott Kent has been a professional astrologer since 1991. She is the author of Astrological Transits (Fair Winds Press 2015), The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology (Alpha/Penguin 2011), and Star Guide to Weddings (Llewellyn 2008). Her writing has also appeared in The... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

To Set Forth the Essence of the Forecast
The Hellenistic astrological technique "dodecatemoria", or the twelfth divisional chart, mentioned in different classical texts, but most completely described in Firmicus Matternus’s "Mathesis". He stresses that dodecatemoria sets forth “the whole essence of the forecast”. "Dodecatemoria" relates to the Jyotisha technique of divisional charts, which are widely used by Vedic astrologers. In the course of the lecture, we will learn to calculate the "dodecatemoria" chart and to apply it to the chart interpretation.

Speakers
avatar for Karine Dilanian

Karine Dilanian

Karine Dilanian (ISAR CAP), ISAR Vice-president for Russia. Holds MA degree at the University of Wales, UK in Astrology in Cosmology and Culture. Karine has been teaching astrology since 1990, is a cofounder of AGAM - professional astrology school in Moscow. She teaches Hellenist... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

2:30pm

Looking Up to the 10th House
Status, recognition in one's profession, and "good works done in the outer world" are the business of the Karmasthana. The 10th lord, and the other 10th house karakas; transits over the dasamsha harmonic chart; the Pad lagna; the condition of the Sun; maturity of 10th lord; certain success-producing yogas and when they become effective in their dasa/bhukti periods - all these can give a very good indication of periods of career success.

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Benson

Charlotte Benson

Charlotte Benson (Jyoti Devi) bio Charlotte has practiced Astrology, full-time, as a credentialed (PMAFA, NCGR, ISAR, AFAN, ACVA) professional for well over 40 years, in Phoenix, AZ. Charlotte has received the “Jyotisha Choodamani” from the Raman Foundation in Bangalore; the... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Astrology for Success – 5 Step Formula for Discovering Your WOW Factor
Learn how to build your unique platform blending astrology and your most valuable gifts into a successful business consulting system. By using this 5 steps formula you will be able to decode any horoscope quickly and to give to your client amazing insights about their business while they live life on purpose too. You will also learn how to develop beautiful streams of income doing what you love most, all based on your chart codes.

Speakers
avatar for Lea Imsiragic

Lea Imsiragic

Dr. Lea Imsiragic in her 10+ years of practice, combined all her expertise in human physiology, acupuncture, Energy Psychology, flower essences and success principles coaching with astrology. She created an accurate astrological system for diagnosis and therapy: "Energy Astrology... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Love in Stages: The Evolution of Venus through Inner Synastry
The position of Venus within a sign and a house symbolize your maturity of style and direction, respectively. This is also true with Venus' position in the Zodiac and in the circle of houses. Examining the interplay between these areas gives insights as to how your differing levels of development can support or challenge each other.

Speakers
avatar for James  Coleman

James Coleman

James became a professional astrologer over 30 years ago. He has spoken at multiple UAC conferences, NORWAC conferences, ISAR conferences and more. He has been published in multiple astrology magazines and created a module for Kepler astrology software. Most of his lectures and a... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Using Local Space at Home and at Work
How to set up and use Local Space Astrology to optimize home and work space. How Local space works with Astro*Cartography. What planetary lines mean and how to apply them.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Bahlman

Nancy Bahlman

Certified Astro*Cartographer by Jim Lewis in 1983. NCGR Level I. Wrote monthly Sun Sign column 14 years Phenomenews Magazine. MI Renaissance Festival 6 years. BA Human Resources. Corporate career 40+ years as analyst while building Astrol clientele for retirement. Lectured in MI... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Vocational Astrology: Career, Work, Money
Houses 2, 6 & 10 are the vocational houses and in a natural chart they also represent the earth houses. Is there a plan for you? In other words, is there something you should be doing as a vocation or avocation? This lecture will narrow down vocational directions using planets, signs and houses. Charts from the rich and famous and the poor and unknown will be used to help us understand what we should do.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra-Leigh Serio

Sandra-Leigh Serio

Sandra-Leigh is certified by ISAR, AFA and OPA as a professional astrologer and has written articles for the Mountain Astrologer, Llewellyn Publications, Horoscope Magazine, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Career Astrologer and StarIQ. She has a M.A. in Psychology, lives in Bould... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Planetary Stations and Eclipse Degrees
There is a wisdom in the cosmos. Planetary Stations and Eclipse degrees tell the story of your upcoming year and they tell the tale writ large. All we have to do is to connect the dots with other factors.

Speakers
avatar for Dorothy Oja

Dorothy Oja

Dorothy Oja - MindWorks C.A.P. Relationship Work (Davison), Timing/Electional (surgery), Child-Profiles, Mundane. Writer, teacher, lecturer. Newsmagazine: PlanetWeather (19 years) -mundane analysis of people/events and planetary patterns. Daily blog FB:Planetweathernews. Book in... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Planets on the 1st - Choosing a New Experience of Yourself
Pretend you are in a very large space with numerous rooms, doors and windows. If you have always stood in the same corner, looking straight ahead, your experience has been limited. The other rooms, doors and windows are ever-present. Choosing a planet 1st is simply re-orienting you in your own space. Technically, we move the planet chosen 1st to the Ascendant, actively choosing to strengthen and develop the part of our psyche it represents. diminished. When our identity is clearly defined, we emerge into life ready to engage.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Aal

Tara Aal

Tara has been practicing and teaching Astrology and Tarot since 2011. In the Seattle area, she could be found at Stargazers Bookstore, Higher Wellness Practice and on local radio shows. Now in Los Angeles, CA, Tara offers private sessions and continues speaking. Tara has great pa... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Health & Accumulated Developmental Deficit: The Effects of Aging on the Body
How to see so quickly the vulnerability for organs and systems to break down. Prevention is cure.

Speakers
avatar for Noel Tyl

Noel Tyl

Noel Tyl has been one of the most prominent astrologers in the western world. He is a graduate of Harvard University in psychology. His work through 35 books and seminars in the United States, Europe, and the Far East is filled with dynamic ideas that have linked psychological Ne... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Plutonian Cycle of Power
Westin's research links declination power points (23 and 0 degrees, plus the manifestation degree) with significant events in mundane history. Discover how the powerful and rapidly changing, Plutonian cycle connects singular events such as the beginnings of Western Civilization, the development of the American Experiment, and how all relates to the divisive, chaotic events of today with a precision unavailable in longitude.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh  Westin

Leigh Westin

Leigh Westin (MS; MA; D.F. Astrol.S.; CA, NCGR), NCGR’s Chapter Director and Examiner for NCGR-PAA, pioneered research founding a declination premise from Earth’s dynamics, the LunarSeasonsTM theory, Venus and Mars out-of-bounds in fixed signs, and a declination basis of antiscia. Dave... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Virgo as an Archetype of Creativity, Loss, and Renewal
To make the real is to sacrifice the ideal. Three Greek myths of the Virgin describe different facets of the doubt, sorrow, and grief that always accompany the choice to create, embody, and incarnate ourselves and our dreams. This talk will discuss these stories and the compassionate perspective they offer of our human difficulties with surrender to the cycles of loss and renewal (and retrogradation) that become the warp and weft of any creative life.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Holley

Jason Holley

Jason Holley, MA LPCC, is an astrologer and psychotherapist in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has taught extensively on astrology, psychotherapy, and myth, including at NORWAC and the School of Evolutionary Astrology, as well as in graduate-level counseling education. His work has also... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

On the Technique of Derivations
Interpretation is greatly facilitated by employing a technique called house derivations. By its proper use most questions asked by a client can be answered. Typically we say there are twelve houses, but actually there are 144. There are the 12 radix houses; the rest would be derived from these former. For example, your 11th house is the 2nd house of your boss. Chart examples illustrate the use of the technique

Speakers
avatar for Robert Corre

Robert Corre

Robert, practices in New York. He lectures internationally and teaches five classes weekly, twice locally and three times live over the Internet. His two-year program focuses on helping students develop good work habits and technique based on the methods of Morin as taught by Zol... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Astrology as a Spiritual Practice
Coming into relationship with the cosmos through the art and discipline of astrology is a life-long practice. Astrology opens up realms of knowledge to its practitioners that fundamentally challenge dominant perceptions of a disenchanted universe, awakening us to deeper participation in the spiritual meaning permeating the cosmos. Becca’s lecture will bring transpersonal psychology and participatory theory into dialogue to show how astrology can be lived as a daily practice with profound relational and psychospiritual implications.

Speakers
avatar for Becca Tarnas

Becca Tarnas

Becca Tarnas is a practicing archetypal astrologer and doctoral candidate in the Philosophy and Religion department at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her dissertation research is focused on the theoretical implications of the synchronicity between the Red Books of... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Mars Retrograde 2018: Are you Feeling the Heat?
During the Mars retrograde cycle in 2016, all hell broke loose (as it often does) with terrorism, violence, and attempted coups. As we approach another Mars retrograde from June 26-August 27, find out what the planet of sex, power, and aggression might bring on a mundane and individual level by going through each ascendant. Remember that the shadow period, or retrograde arc, from 5/12-10/8 has already begun. Are you feeling the heat?

Speakers
avatar for Ronnie Gale Dreyer

Ronnie Gale Dreyer

Ronnie Gale Dreyer is an internationally-known consultant, lecturer, and teacher based in NYC. She conducts monthly webinars, has written numerous books including Venus, Healing Signs, and Vedic Astrology and co-authored, with Nick Campion, a chapter in Religious Transformation i... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

The Vertex in Synastry: Soulmate or Angel of Destruction?
The Vertex takes the meaning of fatal or karmic encounters when analyzed in relationship charts. This is why is particularly important in meetings or living circumstances on which a person seems to have no conscious control. Usually such meetings or contacts have drastic effect change in the life of the native, altering its course. The meetings indicated by Vertex are not necessarily negative, but it will always be important and powerful.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Rizzi

Claudia Rizzi

Astrologer – Counselor – Author Early introduced in the deep study of Astrology since 1979, Claudia is a full-time Astrological Counselor. ISAR C.A.P. (2005) and Psychological Counselor (1993) with an International Certificate in Group Therapy Techniques for Adolescents in Cr... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

The Zodiac’s 36 Faces: Exploring the Decans
The decans, the division of each sign into three equal parts, are mentioned as a side note, or not at all, in contemporary astrological texts. Yet these neglected elements of astrology have tremendous descriptive power, and an extensive, well-illustrated history- one adorned with hundreds of beautiful and disturbing symbolic images. In this lecture, we’ll trace the history of this under-appreciated piece of astrology through its different incarnations, tracking down symbolism that stretches for four millennia.

Speakers
avatar for Austin Coppock

Austin Coppock

Austin Coppock is an astrologer, author and teacher based in Los Angeles, California. He is the current President of the Association for Young Astrologers. Austin has published widely, including multiple pieces for The Mountain Astrologer, and his groundbreaking book on the decan... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

4:30pm

Ancient Stars in Sunny Skies: An Exploration of Vedic Nakshatras - You and Your Star
In this class we will explore many of the characteristics of the 27 Nakshatras (Lunar Zodiac) as relates to the 12 Signs or Rashis (Solar Zodiac). This informative presentation will show you how Vedic astrology identifies your Nakshatra by the Moon’s position. The relevance of the Nakshatra’s special Kuta rules of relationship compatibility and the power or Shakti of the Nakshatras, will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Shoba Mohan

Shoba Mohan

Shoba Mohan holds MBAs in Finance and Information Systems. She retired after a long career in Banking, to pursue her lifelong interest in Vedic Astrology. Her inspiration is her mother, a renowned palmist and numerologist. Shoba believes in using chart interpretation as a peerles... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Chicago Marriott

7:30pm

Marion D. March Regulus Awards Banquet
The Marion D. March Regulus Awards Banquet is held at every UAC, and awards are given for outstanding achievement in the community.

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Monday May 28, 2018 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Grand Ballroom
 
Tuesday, May 29
 

8:00am

Registration & Hospitality
Tuesday May 29, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
5th Floor Booth

8:30am

Announcements and Raffle
Tuesday May 29, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Market Place

9:00am

Career Counseling Theory and Vocational Astrology: A New Synthesis
This presentation explores how vocational astrologers guide themselves and assist others in career decision making, coping with unemployment, workplace stress, burnout, occupational changes, self-employment, and retirement. We’ll consider how traditional career counseling theories and tools enhance vocational astrology, and how astrology expands the universe of career counseling, introducing conceptual refinement, a Uranian paradigm of occupational interests, and the crucial dimension of timing. Case examples illustrate vocational astrology incorporating career counseling theories and principles.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Bogart

Greg Bogart

Greg Bogart, PhD, LMFT is a SF Bay Area astrologer and psychotherapist, a lecturer in psychology at Sonoma State University, and teaches in the counseling psychology program at CIIS. He has published works documenting therapeutic effectiveness of astrology, Jungian dreamwork, yog... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Turning Points of Your Life: Astrological Formula with Scientific Twist

We all have moments in our lives when everything seemingly changes. Looking back we have stories that start with a decision, a discovery, a revelation, an event that have brought a major change in the flow of our everyday existence. What’s the signature of that moment? Can we control the path of our development? We'll be looking at the astrological formula of such moments. You will also learn about the science behind decision making process.


Speakers
avatar for Nadia Smirnova-Mierau

Nadia Smirnova-Mierau

Nadia is an experienced astrologer, writer, and speaker. A former nuclear physicist from USSR, she has been practicing astrology for over 30 years. Her passion lies in deep investigation and explanation of how astrology works from physics perspective. She is a board member of NCGR and a president of the Long Island chapter of NCGR. She is also a member of OPA, as well as an agent at Cosmic Intelligence Agency... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
TBA

9:00am

Accurate Birth Time Matters: Rectifying From AA to Dirty Data
Increasingly astrologers face clients with inexact birth times or even unknown times, since many countries do not record it. All birth times should be confirmed by a simple test before the astrologer begins for forecasting accuracy; however, birth times within a half-hour range are easily tested. Wider time ranges or disputed times become increasingly difficult but we have techniques and tools to narrow the time range for a chart that unfolds appropriately with life events.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Tebbs

Carol Tebbs

C. A. P. certified, Carol Tebbs has served the astrology community since 1971 as: UAC Co-Founder, Board Chair and Director, UAC’ 95 Coordinator, 3 terms ISAR President, 10 terms ISAR Board member and currently an ISAR Advisor. Carol was Kepler College President 2003-2006 and cu... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Commodities Are People, Too
Explore natal horoscopes of leading commodity futures contracts for insights into how they respond to transits and horoscope-based prices at important market highs and lows over the last 25 years. A peek into upcoming transits, too. Markets include: Crude oil, E-mini S&P 500(R), Euro FX, Gold, Soybeans, Sugar and U.S. 10-year T-note. Chicago is the center of the commodities universe. Feel the vibe and get the inside scoop from Susan Gidel, a 35-year industry veteran.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gidel

Susan Gidel

Susan Gidel is the owner of SusanGSays LLC, a Chicago-based consultancy that specializes in astrological analysis for trading, business, marketing and career purposes. Susan spent 35 years in the commodity futures industry as a journalist and brokerage firm marketing executive. S... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Forecasting with Planetary Stations; Both Retrograde and Direct
How many times have we said," Thank goodness Mercury is direct and all is right with the world." Then a month passes and a mercurial disaster occurs. The only indication to explain the occurrence is that the Mercury station direct degree is getting hit by a transit. Whether it be Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto. When does the hidden sensitive period begin and when does it end.

Speakers
avatar for Arlene Nimark

Arlene Nimark

Arlene Marcia Nimark, Uranian Astrologer, C.A. NCGR is and has been a full time astrologer since 1980. From 1992 through 2000 Arlene had served on the NCGR National board. She is on the faculty of the NYC NCGR Chapter. Arlene has lectured at numerous conferences including the 201... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Intercepted Signs & Retrograde Planets - Your Hidden Powers
Learn to appreciate and cultivate the personal powers available to you via your retrograde planets and intercepted signs. This is a unique perspective of retrogrades and interceptions, and explains how they can be used as resources rather than liabilities. Explore the special potentials hidden in your intercepted signs and the strengths provided by retrogrades.

Speakers
avatar for Joanne Wickenburg

Joanne Wickenburg

A practicing astrologer for many years, Joanne has lectured extensively throughout the US and abroad. She is the author of 8 books and a complete home-study course in astrology. Books include: A Journey Through the Birth Chart Your Hidden Powers: Retrograde Planets and Intercepte... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Four Humors and the Four Great Disease Systems in Medical Astrology
Traditional Western medicine posits four primary fluids which marked four physiological types: a clustering of patterns and predispositions. This system was connected to the system of astrological elements in Hellenistic times, and was the basis for choosing both wellness and treatment protocols. We will examine these systems so we can understand how they can direct alternative therapies. And lest you think this system didn’t work, consider: physicians didn’t get paid unless they healed!

Speakers
avatar for J Lee Lehman

J Lee Lehman

In her four decade development as an astrologer, practical application is one persistent hallmark which has defined Lee Lehman. Lee has a Ph.D. in Botany from Rutgers University. She is author of nine books on astrology. She is the Vice President of OCA, Inc., and a Tutor for the... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Star of Bethlehem
Drawing from biblical sources, historical records and archaeological research, and religious documents the date and time of Jesus’ birth can be identified. A time-line of events prior to and following His birth can be outlined, and through secondary progressions and transits there is confirmation of His life and death. Other questions never addressed -- such as the Slaughter of the Innocents and the 12 Days of Christmas – are easily answered with astrology.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Arens

Christine Arens

Christine Arens is certified as both a Professional and Teaching astrologer through AFA, and as an NCGR-PAA Level-III. After serving 21 years as President of Chicago’s Friends of Astrology, she was named President Emeritus. She is currently a Board member of AFA and Kepler, as... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

From Mars to Venus in the Inner-Outer World
Since Pluto went into Capricorn in 2008 and Neptune into Pisces in 2011/12, we have watched most of our social structures undergo meltdown and transformation. For most of this time, Uranus was in Mars-ruled Aries. Now that it has entered Venus-ruled Taurus, we shall explore how we might listen for new dimensions opening within us, so to creatively partake in the very different sort of revolution arising.

Speakers
avatar for Darby Costello

Darby Costello

Darby studied astrology in Boston; spent 12 years in Africa, moving to London in 1983. She was head-tutor for the Centre for Psychological Astrology for 25 years; is a teacher for the Faculty of Astrological Studies and visiting tutor for the London School of Astrology, and she h... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Spiritual Dimensions of the Zodiac Signs
All astrologers are familiar with the personality characteristics of zodiac signs: Leo can be proud, Virgo fastidious, etc. There are also mythic and archetypal stories that zodiac signs express: Leo can be the hero, Virgo the dutiful servant, etc. Behind these archetypal stories there is an even deeper level of the zodiac signs that often gets overlooked. We will learn about this more fundamental, spiritual dimension of each of the 12 zodiac signs.

Speakers
avatar for David Cochrane

David Cochrane

David is the author of two astrology books, a regular lecturer at international astrology conferences, instructor at the Avalon School of Astrology, computer programmer at Cosmic Patterns Software, past President of ISAR, has created over 240 free tutorial videos available at you... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Mystic Rectangles
A planetary configuration formed by two trines, two sextiles and two oppositions, Mystic Rectangles invite, compel, and encourage the chart’s owner to follow a “calling” or “god’s whisper in the ear”. We’ll explore Mystic Rectangles ~ the good, the bad and the interesting twilight spaces of hearing, knowing and figuring out how to answer the soul’s yearning/calling. We’ll work with Transits, Progressions and Arcs as triggers to the Mystic Rectangle which initiate the soul’s journey.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Ortelee

Anne Ortelee

Anne Ortelee, NCGR-PAA-Level 3; ISAR-CAP, PMAFA Anne consults, writes, hosts three podcasts and speaks Western, Uranian, Archetypal and Vedic/Jyotish. Anne has volunteered for NCGR since 1995. She is the Secretary of the C.G. Jung Foundation Board of Trustees and the Treasurer of... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The History of Quantum Mechanics as it Correlates to the Jupiter-Uranus and the Uranus-Pluto Cycles
In this lecture I intend to highlight the striking number of Uranus-Jupiter and Uranus-Pluto alignments in the natal charts of the foundational thinkers of quantum mechanics, as well as the astonishing number of correlations between the Uranus-Jupiter and Uranus-Pluto quadrature alignments in the sequence of discoveries in the history of quantum mechanics.

Speakers
avatar for Chad  Harris

Chad Harris

Chad Harris has been studying and practicing astrology since October 1995. He has been an astrological teaching assistant to Richard Tarnas at the California Institute of Integral Studies since 2004. He is also a contributing author to Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Transits and Progressions in Relationship Timing
Our charts are not static, transits and progressions alter the way we are in significant ways. In the world of relationship astrology this can show us why we might have a particular relationship at any given time. We meet these transits and progressions through others. In this talk we will look at how we can use these timings to understand more about ourselves and to help us navigate and improve the relationships we have.

Speakers
avatar for John Green

John Green

John Green D.Psych.Astrol. John has been involved with astrology for over 25 years and is the director of the new Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology which offers a diploma course in psychological astrology. He studied at the CPA qualifying with their Certificate a... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

Way of the Moon: How to Use the Lunar Mansions
You're familiar with the 12 signs of the solar zodiac, but did you know there's also a lunar zodiac? In India they're known as nakshatras, but in Western astrology they're called Mansions of the Moon. In Medieval and Renaissance times, these 28 lunar mansions were an important tool for predictive, electional and magical astrology. Learn the origin and meaning of the lunar mansions and how you can use them in your own chart interpretations.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Woodwell

Donna Woodwell

Though Donna Woodwell attended grad school to become a foreign correspondent, she had no idea how foreign she’d get. After exploring ancient and modern metaphysical practices for more than 20 years, today she uses astrology to help folks discover – and live – their unique g... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

9:00am

The Outer Planets: A Neo-Vedic View
This presentation will look at the importance of integrating the Uranus, Neptune and Pluto into the Vedic system. During this lecture we will explore the symbolism and sacred stories (myths) associated with Prajapati, Varuna and Lord Yama and their relationship to the modern outer planets used in Tropical Astrology. The importance of these grahas was discovered on an ancient Vashistha palm leaf according to the great jyotishi, Narendra Desai.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Harness

Dennis Harness

Vedic Astrologer, Sedona Vedic Astrology
Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D. is a professional astrologer who holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology. For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Harness has studied both Eastern and Western techniques of astrology. He presents workshops on Vedic Astrology and Transpersonal Psych... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Helping Business Clients with Their Decisions
This lecture demonstrates how I use astrology to help my business clients for 50 years make million dollar decisions. I use different astrological techniques depending on what they want to do and how to achieve it. My job is to use the chart to tell them exactly ‘yes, no, why not’, and how to follow the cosmic forces to manifest their goals. And if everything is okay I tell them when to take action.

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avatar for Alphee Lavoie

Alphee Lavoie

Alphee is a full-time astrologer for over 50 years, Certified Level IV. 12 years Ncgr Research Director, lectured worldwide at conferences, nominated six UAC’s in a row for Research Award. Alphee has authored four best selling horary books ,writes a monthly horary column in Del... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Journey of Life: Understanding Transits
As rites of passage, transits reflect the evolutionary journey of consciousness. . Through understanding the significance of the quadrants and the placement of planets in the natal chart, we can begin to create a framework from within which to gain insight into how the transits expand and develop our capacity for psychological growth. We will discuss the developmental cycles and archetypal meaning of the planets and why transits act as timekeepers of our human potential.

Speakers
avatar for Eileen McCabe

Eileen McCabe

Eileen McCabe is a professional astrologer and a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in New York City. She has received NCGR-PAA Level IV certification as a consulting astrologer and has a certificate in psychotherapy from the Training Institute of Self Psycho... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Secret Code of Fixed Stars
Stellar constellations or stellar clusters represent the web of mysterious threads that create our collective destiny, as well as the individual’s fate. This foundation is made up of primordial myths incorporated within the being or essence of the collective unconscious, therefore representing the fundamental codes of humanity.

Speakers
avatar for Aleksandar Imsiragic

Aleksandar Imsiragic

Planning Committee
Aleksandar Imsiragic is ISAR Education Director and founder of the Johannes Kepler Astrological Institute in Belgrade, Serbia. He has been an astrologer for more than 25 years, teaches meditation, has written eleven astrological books, and has organized annual International Astro... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Identifying Planetary Signature for Commodities
This lecture will explore the link between the planets and Commodities like gold, silver and wheat to give the astrologer a method for predicting the times of moves on the futures markets. The lecture will describe how to do your own research and perhaps find a commodity that resonates particularly with you.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Feiner

Alison Feiner

Partner, Ambrosia Academy of Astrology
Alison began studying astrology in 1999 and received her diploma from the Australian Federation of Astrologers in 2008. Alison also studied many forms of trading and investing including shares, options, commodity futures and currencies. The twin interests naturally led to the stu... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Progressed Sun: Who Are We Becoming?
As a predictor, the Progressed Moon gets all the glory, but the Progressed Sun, as the Evolving Self has its own story to tell. Let's explore how the Sun moves through signs and houses, what happens when it converses with (aspects) other planets and how we can use this information to map our way forward.

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avatar for Mj Patterson

Mj Patterson

Mj Patterson, BA BSc, BEd, MEd, CA-NCGR is a founding Director of the Atlantic Professional Astrologers' Association, and a member of the Astro InvestiGATORS Research group. Specializing in rectification, with clients worldwide, Mj teaches and consults in French, Spanish and Engl... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Grand Configurations - Making Sense of Attitudes and Behaviors
You know them; you have seen them. These combinations of planetary relationships that form unique chart structures. Grand configurations are very important in client work for they indicate not only central personality themes, by way of connections to house rulers and dispositor chains. Together we will explore and discover integrating the many facets of the personality.

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avatar for Richard Smoot

Richard Smoot

Richard Smoot has been a professional astrologer since 1971 and speaks nationally and internationally. Currently, he is the publisher of the ISAR’s Journal, "International Astrologer", the Operations Manager for ISAR; co-creator of ISAR’s Consulting Skills Program; and serves... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Dynamic Astrology — Our Multidimensional Narrative
Levels of being are created as we age through gestation, childhood, maturity and transcendence that echo ancient chakras, reincarnation stages and our biological development as a species. By understanding the Life Time scale of being we see our life unfold in sequence around the chart. A unique synthesis of cosmology, psychology and biology brings a new dimension to work with yourself, your family, your life process and your narrative as a whole of related parts.

Speakers
avatar for A.T. Mann

A.T. Mann

A.T. Mann (B.Arch. Cornell) is an astrologer, architect and designer. His books are: The Round Art, A New Vision of Astrology, Mandala Astrological Tarot, The Divine Plot, Astrology and Reincarnation; Sacred Landscapes and more. Life Time Astrology is based on the spiral solar sy... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Toward an Understanding of the Two Zodiacs: Tropical and Sidereal
The zodiac constitutes the very bedrock of our field. How did the original zodiac split into two? Which zodiac is correct, or can they both be correct? In attempting to answer these questions, I hope to shed light on the controversy between the two zodiacs. An explanation is provided for how tropical and sidereal zodiacs were originally one, and why they split apart following the discovery of precession. It’s a fascinating story with profound implications.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Perry

Glenn Perry

Glenn Perry, Ph.D. is a professional astrologer and licensed psychotherapist in East Hampton, Connecticut. Dr. Perry currently serves as program director and lead faculty at the Academy of AstroPsychology, an online school that offers courses and training in psychological astrolo... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Underneath the Covers of the 28 Phases of the Moon
From Yeats’ unrequited love to his bride’s automatic writing during their honeymoon, the story of A Vision is a fascinating one. Even more interesting is the underlying System of the double gyre with its quaternaries through time and the enduring themes that manifest through the individual and historical periods.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Leaman

Linda Leaman

UAC Advisor
Linda Leaman PhD, CAP, has been a full-time astrologer for over 25 years. She’s taught astrology at all levels, mentored and conducted workshops on many topics, but her particular emphasis has been on the 28 Phases of the Moon. She has served on the AFAN steering committee, ser... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Astrology Mafia
Students of astrology are taught the meanings of the signs, planets, houses and aspects, and to some degree the relationships between them. In this lecture, I would like to explore the complex relationship web of the 12 astrology “families”, commonly known as “archetypes” in greater depth showing the “family” relationship between every indicator in a chart, and how this knowledge can benefit all chart interpretation.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Turner

Chris Turner

Chris Turner has been a successful practising astrologer, teacher, international lecturer, author and columnist for close to 40 years. She is currently best known as the coordinator of the highly successful Breaking Down the Borders bi annual cyber conference. Alongside her publi... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

A Kairos Moment in an Archetypal Cosmos
The Earth community now faces a threshold of transformation that bears a striking resemblance to what takes place in initiatory rites of passage, near-death experiences, spiritual crises, and critical stages of what Jung called the individuation process. Can we find a place of equilibrium, an eye in the storm, from which we can engage this time of intense polarization and radical change? What unique gifts does astrology offer us in navigating this dramatic age?

Speakers
avatar for Richard Tarnas

Richard Tarnas

Richard Tarnas is professor of psychology and cultural history at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he founded the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western world v... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Mars Retrograde in Aquarius: The Once in a Lifetime Transit
Transiting Mars stations retrograde in tropical Aquarius in 2018, the first time it has done so since 1971. The retrograde phase of Mars is asymmetrical, making regular passes through Leo and Virgo, but rarely occurring through Capricorn, Aquarius, or Pisces. These more obscure instances have coincided with periods when diplomacy has been critical. Presented here are fascinating examples of people and events that made an impact on the world during these brief windows in time.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Dagan Best

Nick Dagan Best

Nick Dagan Best is an astrologer based in Vancouver, Canada. He is nicknamed "the human ephemeris," thanks to his work using planetary synodic cycles to study patterns in political and cultural history. He has written articles for StarIQ.com, astrology.com, the ISAR journal, a... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Composite Horoscopes: You, Me and It - The Relationship
The composite horoscope depicts a wholly unique chart - it is the midpoint/meeting place between you and another person or an event, or even a moment in time. This is the most profound illumination depicting the 'alchemy'-the magic of the union-and intention of what brings people together. Erin shows how it works, and why. Using two astonishing examples, we will explore the mysterious region of the purpose and intention of "The Relationship"! Powerpoint imagery.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Sullivan

Erin Sullivan

Owner, Southwest Contemporary Astrology
Erin brings 50 years of astrology to her teaching, studies and practice. Her books are classics in the field. As commissioning editor for Arkana, Contemporary Astrology Series, Erin published some of our greatest minds. Her astrology consulting practice is international, and is a... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

Flowers of Western Europe Tradition Left Aside and Newly Recovered
Universal significators versus topical significators of Morinus, the 17th century French court astrologer. Looking to example charts, learn how his approach can make crystal clear determinations in questions such as: Is the father signified by Moon and not by Sun or Saturn, the mother by Mars and not by Moon or Venus? How to recognize and differentiate the tendency to suicide against interest in occult? How to specify the submissive or dominant person in marriage?

Speakers
avatar for Zdenek Bohuslav

Zdenek Bohuslav

In Astrology from 1969, co-founder of Astrological Society of Czech Republic in 1989, from 1996 their chairman, ISAR international VP for Czech Republic. Professional consulting from 1990; from 1978 deep regression therapy practitioner; from 1996 teacher in own School of Classica... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

11:00am

The Predictive Power of Confluence
It is important to see indications in the birth chart repeated from the Moon, in Navamsa, and other relevant varga charts. This lecture will focus on identifying the most powerful chart themes that have repeating indications, or confluence, in several charts. Chart examples will be used to illustrate how to identify confluence and ascertain the most potent things to predict in a person's life. Vimshottari Dasas will be used to show when to predict.

Speakers
avatar for Julene Louis

Julene Louis

Julene Louis is the CEO of the International Academy of Astrology and the Sky Watch columnist for The Mountain Astrologer. She is a full time consulting and teaching astrologer with the designations Dipl.IAA, ISAR-CAP, and Jyotish Visharada, CVA. She has been teaching astrology f... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chicago Marriott

4:00pm

Closing Ceremony
Tuesday May 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, May 30
 

8:00am

Registration & Hospitality
Wednesday May 30, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
5th Floor Booth

9:00am

ISAR Competency Exam
Wednesday May 30, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Chicago Marriott

10:00am

Patterns of Health and Healing
There is an additional charge for all pre & post conference workshops. See add-on form to add these to your registration.

This hands-on workshop will demonstrate, using case studies, a practical step by step method for pinpointing the links between individuals’ astrological charts, their unique health profiles and the underlying beliefs and other psychological factors associated with their symptoms. Having gathered this information, we will then explore techniques aimed at clearing blocks to help improve vitality and well being. Bring along your own charts as the session will include themes and exercises applicable to everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Ridder-Patrick

Jane Ridder-Patrick

Jane has trained as a pharmacist, naturopath, herbalist, psychotherapist and historian and writes, consults and lectures on astrology, its history and present-day psychological and medical applications in the UK and internationally. Her practice is in Edinburgh, where she also te... Read More →


Wednesday May 30, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Miami Room

10:00am

Singing The Body Electric - Uranus enters Taurus
There is an additional charge for all pre & post conference workshops. See add-on form to add these to your registration.

As Uranus comes to Taurus, the electricity of the heavens reaches deeply into the earth element. Earth resists, Uranus shocks. The pulse of the unfamiliar sets stones dancing, it can bring the inert back to life, or send cracks jolting through our foundations. We are asked to remember: earth is more than what we may touch or see. When earth receives, Uranus awakens. Where are our own resistances and awakenings during this seven year passage?

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Bell

Lynn Bell

Lynn Bell is an author, speaker and consulting astrologer with many years of in-depth client work, and a profound interest in the effects of psyche on people’s lives. She teaches for the CPA and the LSA in London online for MISPA and Astrology University, and has spoken at most... Read More →


Wednesday May 30, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sheffield Room

10:00am

The Astrology of Consciousness and the Path of the Natal Chart
There is an additional charge for all pre & post conference workshops. See add-on form to add these to your registration.

The more we understand ourselves to be individualized “units of light”, the more we see ourselves linked and functioning within an ever widening sense of the Infinite Whole. What reveals this Journey (and how we take it!) in our Natal Chart? Let us explore natal Uranus as the process of becoming our own archetype; Neptune as the lifeboat to Holy Water; and Pluto as our Guide in and out of Hades into our awakened Self.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Oken

Alan Oken

Alan has been a student and teacher of astrology and the Ancient Wisdom Teachings since 1967. He is the author of many books, including: Alan Oken's Complete Astrology, Soul-Centered Astrology, and Rulers of the Horoscope. A global traveler and translator, Alan teaches in five la... Read More →


Wednesday May 30, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Los Angeles Room

10:00am

The Destiny Line: the Nodal Axis of the Moon as the Key to Personal Evolution
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This workshop will explore the significance of the Nodal Axis of the Moon as an expression of personal growth. Using work pioneered by Dane Rudhyar, the Nodal Axis of the Moon will be seen as expressing the arc of our experience from past to future (south to north node) as well as the challenges of Squares to the Nodes. The workshop will be illustrated throughout by example charts drawn from Mark’s considerable client base.

Speakers
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Mark Jones

Mark Jones is an Astrologer, Psychosynthesis Therapist and Hypnotherapist working with clients and students all over the world. Mark’s first book explains his approach; Healing the Soul: Pluto, Uranus and the Lunar Nodes. Mark’s second book; The Soul Speaks: the Therapeutic P... Read More →


Wednesday May 30, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Belmont Room

10:00am

Using Advanced Profections for Topical Yearly Predictions
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Some years in a person’s life coincide with very fortunate events in one part of the life, but unfortunate events in another part of the life. This workshop will cover an advanced method of using the Hellenistic time-lord technique called annual profections to study this phenomenon, and show how you can predict the quality of a given year relative to specific topics in the native’s life, such as health, wealth, relationships, career, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Brennan

Chris Brennan

Chris Brennan is a professional astrologer from Denver, Colorado. He was educated at Kepler College, focusing on cross-cultural comparisons between the astrological traditions. He is the former President of the Association for Young Astrologers, and the former Research Director o... Read More →


Wednesday May 30, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Grace Room

10:00am

What Do You Really Want with Your 8th House and Pluto?
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The 8th house contains two polarities our life force versus death-drive and our fear of life and fear of death. These polarities influence all 8th house planets, which can act as powerful instruments to discover both our most difficult shadows and our biggest hidden talents. They evoke anxiety and fascination at the very same time. You will not only discover your deepest power, but also a great capacity to be open and happy.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Recipient of the Regulus Award for Education in 1998 Astrological practice plus teaching astrology for more than 40 years I have written 36 books in Dutch, some of them are translated Editor of the Dutch Astrological Journal Symbolon Speaker at international conferences Teaching... Read More →


Wednesday May 30, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Armitage Room

10:00am

NCGR-PAA Testing
Wednesday May 30, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Chicago Marriott